Niki Little | Wabiska Maengun is a mother, artist/observer, arts administrator, and a founding member of The Ephemerals who were long-listed twice for the Sobey Art Award (2017/2019). She is Anishininew/English from Kistiganwacheeng (Garden Hill, FN), based between Win-nipi (Winnipeg, MB) and Tkaronto (Toronto, ON). Her interests investigate Indigenous womxn, kinship, community-based initiatives and economies. Niki is the Artistic Director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Previously, she was the Director of the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition, where she organized Listen, Witness, Transmit, a national Indigenous media arts gathering in Saskatoon, SK (June 12-15, 2018). As an independent curator, Niki co-curated with Becca Taylor, níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, the La Biennale d’Art Contemporain Autochtone 2018 (May 03-June 19, 2018) and co-hosted Migration a three week on the land residency in Demmitt, AB (August 13-31, 2018).
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.