In addition to artistic and industry offerings, imagineNATIVE will be ‘gifting from the spirit and for the spirit’. Items and goods will be gifted through physical and digital giveaways throughout the Festival highlighting Indigenous artists and companies. Grounded in expressions of generosity, the giveaways will acknowledge the continued support and work from our communities. This year will mark an opportunity for imagineNATIVE to mobilize and connect in new, creative and exciting ways!
We are grateful to the artisans, Indigenous-owned companies and organizations that have partnered with us in gifting to our Festival participants and attendees this year.
In seeking to support our community and kin through a global pandemic, we have been working with large-scale companies to offer over $23,000 in gift cards for food and health care products. Additionally, we have purchased gift packages from Indigenous-owned companies and makers across our Nations to share with audiences and artists through a daily draw during the Festival.
Whether it be food, body care, literature, art, apparel or traditional hand-made items, we have sought out a variety of products that will support and uplift our community. We see these gifts as a gesture of hope and solidarity and hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
Same-day or Multi-pass holders at the imagineNATIVE 2021 Festival can opt-in from the confirmation email to win gift cards from the following:
As indigenous people (Nuu Chah Nulth/Tsimsian and Anishinaabe/Settler) we care deeply about our home communities and strive always to move forward in a way that benefits our people and our environment. Book ownership and reading are powerful tools for self-determination and engagement – we are so proud that Iron Dog Books can be part of the next chapter of bookshops.”
Events: Opening Night Party, Closing Gala
Event: Art Crawl – Speed Dating
Indigenous owned and operated, The Yukon Soaps Company creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, and so much more.
Featuring wild rose petals, juniper berries, a Yukon-shaped press, and the beadwork of Indigenous artisans, these soaps are literally infused and imprinted with the spirit of the Yukon.
Along with hand-crafting soaps, sole proprietor Joella Hogan has worked to make Yukon Soaps a community building, language learning, earth connecting, hub in the heart of the Yukon—the small town of Mayo.
Events: Art Crawl – Speed Dating, Industry Networking, The Beat
Growing up on a farm with parents owning a butcher shop; it was a natural decision for the farm to start selling Federally inspected rabbits to local butcher shops, grocery stores and restaurants, thus the business grew so did our products.
Event: Reservation Dogs Panel
Event: Welcome Gathering
While running Uasau Bernice has had the privilege to sit on many panels, and most recently she took part in ISHKODE, (Inspiring Indigenous Independence) powered by Shopify.
Events: Industry Micro Meetings, Cousins, Closing Gala