O:se Kenhionhata:tie – Land Back Camp Panel
September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
On 20 June 2020, O:se Kenhionhata:tie (also known as Land Back Camp) was created by Amy Smoke, Bangishimo and Terre Chartrand in so-called Kitchener’s Victoria Park. It grew from a collective frustration of the constant struggle that communities faced when looking for gathering space. Starting with only 1 tipi and 2 tents, Indigenous and settler youth representing several nations began to arrive at the camp. The camp grew, quickly becoming a safe space for Two Spirit IndigiQueer folx and queer/trans or LGBTQ+ settler accomplices to gather in the Great Peace, celebrating, learning and thriving through culture.
In this group discussion, all three co-Directors of the documentary film Stories from Land Back Camp will discuss their experiences at the camp and key moments from the process of creating the film. We will conclude by looking forward at what comes next for O:se Kenhionhata:tie and how you can be a part of this story.
Stories from Land Back Camp is featured in SOS: A Story of Survival, Part II – The Body, on view at KWAG from 26 August 2023 – 7 January 2024.