Caring for Place with Kaya Joan


This workshop series will explore reciprocal and intersecting relationships to place and community. We will centre ourselves on Dish With One Spoon treaty territory, examining how we can honour our relationship as present caretakers of the land. Participants will be asked to reflect on stories and teachings that speak to their experience and knowledge of their community through the process of creating a zine. The final mural design will be a story weaved from all the ideas that are explored.

Kaya Joan is a multi-disciplinary Afro Caribbean (Jamaican/ Vincentian)-Indigenous (Kanien’kehá:ka with relations from Kahnawà:ke) artist living in T’karonto (Dish with One Spoon treaty territory). Kaya’s work focuses on healing, transcending linear notions of time, blood memory and decolonial aesthetics rooted in imagery from the lands of their ancestors (Turtle Island and the Caribbean). Afro and Indigenous futurity and pedagogy are also centred in Kaya’s practice-working through buried truths to explore how creation can heal 7 generations into the past and future. Kaya has been working in community arts for 5 years as a facilitator and artist. They are a core member of Weave and Mend, an Indigenous femme/non binary collective. 


Instagram: @kayajoan


Workshop Dates & Time:

Wednesday August 5th, 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

Thursday August 6th, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Saturday August 8th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday August 9th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Participant Limit: 10 people


*Priority registration will be given to residents of North Etobicoke and to participants 18 years old and above.



Online via ZOOM



Venue: Online