Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place

Elaine Bomberry, Erica Commanda, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere and Andre Morriseau

Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place

Elaine Bomberry, Erica Commanda, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere and Andre Morriseau

photo of Elaine Bomberry
Elaine Bomberry is Anishinabe and Cayuga, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, in southern Ontario. She has worked as a freelance Indigenous Performing Arts activist/promoter/manager/TV and radio producer full-time for thirty-four years.

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photo of Erica Commanda
Erica Commanda (Algonquin/Ojibwe) was born in Toronto and grew up in the community of Pikwakanagan. From there she moved across Canada living in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto again, working in the bar/hospitality industry, mastering the art of listening to stories from her regulars while slinging and spilling drinks (at them or to them).

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photo of Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere
Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere is Grouse clan and a member of M’Chi- geeng First Nation. She is Ojibwe and Cree.

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photo of Andre Morriseau
Andre Morriseau, from Fort William First Nation, is an enthusiastic advocate and ambassador for Indigenous arts, culture and public affairs. Former secretariat for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (now Indspire) and communications officer for the Chiefs of Ontario.

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