FEMeeting Tour and Workshop: Waawiiatanong Forever with Art Windsor Essex

When: June 23rd from 1:30pm -4:30pm
Where: Meet us in the main lobby of The School of Creative Arts Armouries at 1:15pm, then walk over to Art Windsor Essex 401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON
Limit: 40 participants

Join Julie Rae Tucker and Ostoro Petahtegoose for a FEMeeting tour and workshop at Art Windsor Essex, 401 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON, on June 23rd from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Julie Rae Tucker, the co-curator of Art Windsor Essex, will lead a tour of "Welcome to Waawiiatanong Forever," a photography and postcard project celebrating the representation of women and two-spirit folks and their families in our community. The project aims to showcase the rich diversity of Indigeneity, featuring community members alongside street signs bearing their nation's name or significant locations in the Windsor area.

Following the tour, artist Ostoro Petahtegoose will lead an art workshop where FEMeeting participants can create unique jewelry pendants or earrings using sustainably harvested pine needles and wax thread.



Meet Julie Rae Tucker


Julie Rae Tucker is a Windsor-based artist, curator, and cultural worker.
She is the Head of Programs & Projects at the Art Windsor Essex. She holds an MFA from the University of Windsor and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her work as an artist and curator has been shown across Canada and internationally. She is Lunaapeewi from the Munsee Delaware First Nation and is of settler descent.


Meet the Instructor


Ostoro Petahtegoose

Ostoro Petahtegoose is a 2Spirit, Anishinaabe of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. They are a certified Goldsmith with a BA in English, Creative Writing and Visual Arts soon to start their MFA in Visual Arts at York University in the fall of 2024. Their multidisciplinary practice explores materials that are both naturally harvested ethically and materials that are found ubiquitously in our daily lives. Ostoro utilizes various methods ranging from painting; illustration; sculptural; performance; filmography; soundscapes and music. Ostoro's work encompasses a multiplicity of subjects on the topics of the 2Spirit Indigenous experience; community; language; queerness; land; hauntings and monsters. Recently two of their short films has been shown at "My Hands Will Make The Future" TQFF 2022; and at Hemispheric Encounters "PROCESSION: New Queer/Trans Global Cinemas" 2023. In June 2021 Ostoro was awarded a grant through the Arts Culture and Heritage Fund to work on a research project on the Indigenous history of Windsor/Essex county to use in a manuscript of short ghost stories, which continues to be ongoing today (2024).

Image credit
Ostoro Petahtegoose, 2024