July 2016 – November 2017 Indigenous Artist in Residence City of Edmonton
I worked with the Indigenous Relations Office in the City of Edmonton on a body of work using contemporary urban realities and uncovering Indigenous History in the area. I have done a number of speaking engagements, panel discussions and planning events to bring the local Indigenous artists together with local business, City Departments and arts organizations.
August 2015 – May 2017 Art Instructor/Art Mentor Art Mentorship Society of Alberta
I taught mixed media and developed programming with our partner organizations. Our mandate is to help people struggling with mental health issues and addictions improve and expand their art practice. I worked at the Harcourt Gallery Annex and Ambrose Place doing weekly arts programming. I also installed and planned many exhibits.
June 2012 – present Self Employed Artist/Partner Cree8 Success Edmonton, AB
As an artist I have been selling, exhibiting, doing art integration professional development and workshops, guest lectures and advocating with Idle No More and numerous art agencies in Edmonton. I have a personal art practice and am known for doing large scale community installations on subjects such as Indian Residential School, History of the Edmonton River Valley, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. I was part of the Steering Committee for the Aboriginal Art Park and have worked closely with local Indigenous Artists on festivals and projects like the Walrus Talks and RedX Talks. For a list of links please view my website.
January 2009 – June 2012 Aboriginal Liaison Consultant Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton, AB
My job included: development and implementation of culturally appropriate Professional Development and student programs, working one on one with staffs, students and families, connecting with and developing relationship with multiple levels of resources, governance and community endeavors. My focus was Arts Integration throughout curriculum.
2010 Year 3, Native Studies/Education, University of Alberta
2008 Year 2, Native Studies/Education, University of Alberta
2007 University Transfer, Keyano College,
1996 Boreal Forest Institute for the Indigenous Arts, Keyano College (Instructors: Alex Janvier, RCA, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jane Ash-Poitras, Edward Poitras, Brian Clark, Rebecca Belmore, Garry Bertieg)
Bibliography and Related Experience
Higgins M. “Sharing Culture and Creativity” Alperta Primetime, http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/sharing-culture-and-creativity-1.3693143 November 2017
Maimann K. “Edmonton celebrates work of first Indigenous artist in residence” http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/11/08/edmonton-celebrates-work-of-first-indigenous-artist-in-residence.html November 2017
Johnson Specht S. “Artist of the Month” and cover art, Muse Magazine http://edmontonmuse.ca/?page_id=13 November 2017
Hampshire G. “Edmonton Indigenous artist in residence honours Treaty 6 in final exhibit” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-indigenous-artist-residence-dawn-marie-marchand-1.4380374 November 2017
Shenfield M. “The Longest Journey” http://thegriff.ca/2017/10/the-longest-journey/ October 2017
Hampshire G. “Art exhibit honours elders at Edmonton national gathering” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/national-gathering-elders-art-1.4289693 September 2017
Women’s Initiative Edmonton, “On Women, Advocacy and Art: Indigenous Artist-In-Residence Dawn Marie Marchand” http://womensinitiativeedmonton.ca/on-women-advocacy-and-art-indigenous-artist-in-residence-dawn-marie-marchand/ June 2017
2017 Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Award – Art