Unceded Voices 2015

$3,175 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 26 months
Camille Larivée  Montréal, QC

The goal of Decolonizing Street Art is two-fold: to develop a network of solidarity and support between Indigenous street artists; to promote anti-colonial resistance through diverse street art interventions.

Le but de Decolonizing Street Art se développe en deux aspects soit : soit développer des liens et une communauté d’artistes de rue autochtones ainsi que de promouvoir une résistance anticoloniale à travers diverses actions d’art de rue.

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At present, Decolonizing Street Art organizes an annual convergence of street artists in Montreal. The second gathering will take place this coming August 14-23, 2015 under the name “Unceded Voices”.

During Unceded Voices, artists from all over Turtle Island (and beyond) will be making street art interventions on the streets of Montreal. Unceded Voices will also include workshops and panels on the theme of anti-colonialism.

This year (2015) all participating artists are Indigenous and/or people of colour. In the long-term, Decolonizing Street Art is focused specifically on supporting a solidarity network of women-identified Indigenous street artists.

The organizing principles of Decolonizing Street Art include opposition to colonialism, capitalism, and all forms of oppression, including but not limited to racism, patriarchy, heterosexism, ableism and transphobia. We organize on the basis of solidarity, mutual aid and support, as anti-colonial street artists and supporters.

Decolonizing Street Art is a grassroots initiative. We refuse state and corporate funding. Our overall budget (less than $4000 annually) is raised via crowdfunding and the support of local groups and individuals.

Decolonizing Street Art promotes of autonomous street art (distinct from public art) that is not financed by government or corporate institutions, or represents their interests.

Decolonizing Street Art’s lead organizer is Camille Larivée, a feminist Innu street artist based in Montreal, with the support of local allied individuals and organizations. The original idea for Decolonizing Street Art emerged from a conversation between Camille and Tom GreyEyes (Navajo) in November 2013.

Acknowledgement

Decolonizing Street Art acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples. It’s not enough just to acknowledge the keepers of this land. We encourage the participants and supporters of Decolonizing Street Art to get informed and educated, and to actively resist colonialism and neo-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take too.

Contact Information

web: decolonizingstreetart.com

e-mail: decolonizing@gmail.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/decolonizingstreetart

We rely on donations to meet our expenses, which is predominantly travel and art materials (paint, paste, scaffoldings, printing costs,etc.). To finance a part of our spending with the project, we ask for $4000.

If you want to support us, we offer perks (patches, prints, posters, sticker packs, mixtape) made by the artists participating in the project.

Throughout the Anti-Colonial Street Artists Convergence, visiting and local artists will be creating art pieces on the streets of Tiohtià:ke between August 14 until August 23. Some of these collaborations will be open to the public: visit the facebook and website of the Convergence frequently for updates. There will also be several events open to the public (workshops,panels,screenings,etc.)

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Le but de Decolonizing Street Art se développe en deux aspects soit : soit développer des liens et une communauté d’artistes de rue autochtones ainsi que de promouvoir une résistance anticoloniale à travers diverses actions d’art de rue.

Depuis 2014, Decolonizing Street Art organise une convergence annuelle d’artistes de rue à Montréal. La seconde convergence aura lieu du 14 au 23 août 2015, avec pour titre « Les voix insoumises » (“Unceded Voices” en anglais).

Pendant « Les voix insoumises » les artistes de l’Île de la Tortue (et ailleurs) feront de l’art de rue à Montréal. « Les voix insoumises » inclut aussi des discussions et des ateliers sur le thème des luttes anticoloniales.

Cette année (2015) tous les participant.es de Decolonizing Street Art sont autochtones et/ou personnes racisées. À long terme, Decolonizing Street Art veut créer des liens de solidarité ainsi que de bâtir une communauté avec des personnes s’identifiant comme femmes autochtones et artistes de rue.

Les principes de Decolonizing Street Art inclut la résistance au colonialisme, au capitalisme et tout autres formes d’oppression, incluant, mais pas seulement, la lutte au racisme, au patriarcat, à l’hétérosexisme, au capacitisme et à la transphobie. Nous organisons cet événement sur des bases de solidarité, d’entraide et de support entre les artistes de rues et les activistes qui aident à l’organisation.

Decolonizing Street Art est une initiative de base, sans but lucratif. Nous refusons les subventions gouvernementales et tout autre aide corporative. Notre budget (moins de 4000$ par année) provient d’une campagne de financement ainsi que le support de groupes locaux et individuels.

Decolonizing Street Art met de l’avant un art de rue autonome (qui se distingue de l’art public) et qui n’est pas financé par le gouvernement ou par des groupes corporatifs, ou qui représente leurs intérêts.

Decolonizing Street Art est organisée principalement par Camille Larivée, une artiste de rue Innue, queer et féministe qui habite à Montréal, avec le support des militant.es et d’organismes locaux. L’idée originale du projet a été développée par Camille et l’artiste Tom GreyEyes (Navajo ) en novembre 2013.

Reconnaissance

Decolonizing Street Art reconnait que nous sommes sur le territoire traditionnel du peuple Kanien’kehá:ka. Celui-ci est le gardien de la Porte Est de la confédération Haudenosaunee. L’île nommée «Montréal» est connue sous le nom Tiotia:ke dans la langue des Kanien’kehá:ka, et a été un lieu historique de rencontre pour les autres nations autochtones, incluant les peuples algonquins. Decolonizing StreetArt ne croit pas qu’il soit suffisant de simplement reconnaître les gardiens de cette terre. Nous encourageons l’ensemble des participants et participantes ainsi que toute les personnes qui supportent le projet à activement résister au colonialisme ainsi qu’au néo-colonialisme sous toutes ses formes, dans la diversité que peut revêtir cette résistance.

Nous avons besoin d'argent afin de financer le projet cette année encore. Les dons serviront à défrayer les coûts pour les transports des artistes et le matériel d'art (peinture, colle,échafauds,impression,etc). Afin de financer le projet, nous demandons un financement de 4000$. 

Si vous voulez contribuer à notre campagne de financement, nous offrons des contreparties (affiches, prints, autocollants, patches, mixtape musical,etc.) qui sont réalisées par les artistes participants au projet. 

Tout au long de l'événement Anti-Colonial Street Artists Convergence, les artistes locaux et internationaux réaliseront des oeuvres dans les rues de  Tiohtià:ke. Des collaborations  entre les artistes seront ouvertes au public: visitez notre site internet ainsi que la page facebook de l'événement pour les mises à jour et les nouvelles. Il y aura aussi plusieurs événements ouverts au public (panels de disscussion,ateliers, soirées de projections de films,etc). 

Nia:wen/Thank you /Merci for your support !

decolonizingstreetart.com
facebook.com/decolonizingstreetart


PERKS
Each week we will be adding new perks offered in exchange of your monetary contribution, so stay tuned for more art by the incredible DSA2015 artists!
========================================Chaque semaine nous ajouterons de nouvelles contreparties offertes en échange de vos contributions monétaires donc restez à l'affût pour de nouvelles oeuvres réalisées par les incroyables artistes de DSA 2015.

Tonantzin
Digital print by Melanie Cervantes:







EZLN Women's Revolutionary Law
Digital print by Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza :



Proto-Feminism T-Shirts by RISE : Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment :




Unceded Voices tote bag
Design by Lianne Charlie : 







No Wave Feminism patch by Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) :






Stickers pack :




Sticker "Vous êtes en Territoire Autochtone non cédé" :





Mini print by Jessica Sabogal:




Digital print by Jessica Sabogal :





Perfection is my Right patch (4x6") by Jessica Sabogal:



Unceded Voices Mixtape: 


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Michelle McGeough
19 months ago

Hi I donated $25.00 on July 02 and I haven't received the t-shirt. Any idea as to when I should look for it in the mail?

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Colotl Garcia
20 months ago

Hi, I donated $25 on July 1st and was supposed to receive a RISE t-shirt but haven't received anything. I facebooked, emailed and now i'm commenting so please respond!

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January Rogers
25 months ago

I just donated $25 bucks and was signed up to get the Walking Tour but I would really like the mix-tape please. Can you change that? Thanks. Janet Rogers

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$3,175 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 26 months
Created March 3, 2015
$22
Walking Tour
A group walking tour after the Convergence (next August) of the street art produced by the attending artists. Un tour guidé après la Convergence (août)
$6
Patch
A screenprinted 6x4'' patch designed by Jessica Sabogal! Coral or Khaki Une patch sérigraphiée, design de Jessica Sabogal ! Corail ou khaki
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Mixtape +DL
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Unceded Voices Mixtape: Cassette + Digital Download. Ships only to Canada and USA. Featuring : Miss Christie Lee, Iskwé, Project Toombz, Tall Paul, and more!!
$5
Mixtape DL only
Unceded Voices Mixtape Digital Download (MP3). Featuring : Miss Christie Lee, Iskwé, Project Toombz, Tall Paul, and more!!
$100
Platinum level
A private walking tour (August), a poster of your choice + one other reward of your choice Un tour guidé privé,affiche de votre choix,une oeuvre de votre ch.
$10
Digital print
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Digital print designed by Jessica Sabogal !
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Stickers
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5 Stickers "Vous êtes en territoire Autochtone non-cédé" "5,5"x"4,25", vinyl blanc
$15
Mini print
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Mucho hombre esa mujer designed by Jessica Sabogal !
$9
Stickers
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5 stickers made by DSA artists ! - woman are perfect by Jessica Sabogal - two-row wampum - antipipelines - you are in Indian land - woman by Lianne Charlie
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Patch R.I.S.E.
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Patch "No wave Feminism" from R.I.S.E.'s #DECOLONIZEFEMINISM project. Black or Red Screenprinted by La Presse du Chat Perdu
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Tote bag
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Unceded Voices tote bag ! Screenprinted by hand Salmon image by Lianne Charlie instagram.com/littlesalmonwoman
$25
R.I.S.E. Tshirt
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Proto-Feminism T-Shirts Design by Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment Screenprinted Limited Edition
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EZLN print
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EZLN Women's Revolutionary Law Digital print by Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza Full color digital print 12x16 cover weight matte paper
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Tonantzin print
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Tonantzin Print by Melanie Cervantes full color digital print cover weight matte paper signed/unumbered
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Amicia Siwik
17 months ago

♥ thank you so much.

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Anna Kruzynski
19 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer
20 months ago
$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
$25
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20 months ago
RC
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Ryan Conrad
20 months ago
Michelle McGeough
19 months ago

Hi I donated $25.00 on July 02 and I haven't received the t-shirt. Any idea as to when I should look for it in the mail?

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Colotl Garcia
20 months ago

Hi, I donated $25 on July 1st and was supposed to receive a RISE t-shirt but haven't received anything. I facebooked, emailed and now i'm commenting so please respond!

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January Rogers
25 months ago

I just donated $25 bucks and was signed up to get the Walking Tour but I would really like the mix-tape please. Can you change that? Thanks. Janet Rogers

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