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Onkwehonwehneha A.I. (Onkwehonwe Ancient Intelligence, Respect for All Beings including Self)

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ciimaan/Kahuwe’ya/Qajaq Indigenous language initiative presents:

Onkwehonwehneha A.I. (Onkwehonwe Ancient Intelligence, Respect for All Beings including Self)
An online talk with Moni Garr (Onkwehonwe, Akwesasne)

Thursday February 25th, 2021 3-4 PM

MoniGarr is an Onkwehonwe XR Multi-Disciplinary Artist (performance, digital, beading, weaving, sewing, fashion design, Kanien’keha Revival, Haiku, Author, Audio, Visual) producing immersive digital art in the Indigenous Futurism / Survivalism genres.
MoniGarr is trained in traditional, contemporary, modern arts & computer science for Indigenous Language Revival, Retention & Personal DeColonization.

MoniGarr’s art spans decades to include raised woodlands beadwork, basket weaving, designing regalia, sneaker & fashion design, plant identification, Kanien’keha revival / retention, dance, videography, music, animation, character design, XR production, storytelling, stop motion video production and Digital Human Design – Rigging – Animation – Motion Capture.

MoniGarr integrates bleeding edge technologies with autodidact feral experiments into traditional art forms to create experiences that encourage viewers, participants and collaborators to learn about and experience Onkwehonwehneha A.I. (Onkwehonwe Ancient Intelligence, Respect for All Beings including Self).  

MoniGarr first developed Onkwehonwehneha A.I. tech solutions in the early 1990s to teach Artificial Intelligence to drop harmful negative bias while creating meaningful respectful relationships with Mother Earth, self, machines and all beings. She created her first A.I. in the mid 1970s.

MoniGarr also has 30+ years experience as a software architect mentoring & training Indigenous and non-Indigenous in art & computer science projects while navigating heavily colonized industries with techniques for respecting personal decolonization processes, Indigenous language / culture revival & retention efforts.




This event is free of charge, all are welcome to attend.
email CKQ Coordinator jenny.blackbird@utoronto.ca  to register and receive event link


February 25
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm