Sylvia J. Dreaver

Sylvia Dreaver ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ

Sylvia Dreaver ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ is Nēhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a member of Mistawasis First Nation. She has had the privilege of working with organizations such as Mentoring Artists for Women’s Arts (MAWA) in Winnipeg and with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. While at MAWA, she was a program coordinator and developed a group called Indigenous Feminisms, a space dedicated to fostering Indigenous female-identified artistic practices. Dreaver is passionate about Indigenous art as well as Indigenous research methodologies and is committed to the advancement of curatorial research and museological practices related to Indigenous art collections and their associated histories. Dreaver held the inaugural position of Emerging Curator of Indigenous Art at the Canadian Museum of History and recently joined the team for Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis at the Canada Council for the Arts.

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