Street art performance by Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, Unceded Voices 2015. Photo credit : Michael Tessel
Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde is an Iroquois, Mohawk woman, born and raised on the Kahnawake reservation. Delaronde began making art at a young age, practicing traditional forms of art making such as beadwork and cultural crafts. She began her journey to become an artist travelling to the West Coast of British Columbia. With a B.F.A from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, and an M.F.A from the University of Victoria, Delaronde continues her art career creating work directly related to being an Indigenous woman in contemporary mainstream society.
Street art performance by Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, Unceded Voices 2015 Credit photos : Michael Tessel
“I dressed Iroquois regalia approaching local Montrealers and asking if they knew what First Nations territory they were on? What do they know of Kahnawake and Mohawk people? Interesting and upsetting responses in relation the lack of knowledge people have. So I did an acknowledgment of territory and educated them on who we are as Onkwehonwe people.”