We are so thankful for the support that we have been receiving from our friends, families, communities and nations across Canada. This is a place to gather all our features and to say Merci Chok to everyone who shares our story.
“Tea&Bannock is a blog and collective of Indigenous women artists, writers and photographers from across the country. From interviews and travel diaries to photoshoots and intimate reflections on motherhood, the community platform has woven together hundreds of stories to create and foster an online space of support, strength and inspiration.” – Alexia Bréard-Anderson, The Ethnic Aisle
A Little Bit of Indigenous Magic by Alexia Bréard-Anderson, The Ethnic Aisle, June 2017
“Visiting Tea&Bannock is like sitting around the table with smart, thoughtful friends; their excitement and passion for interpreting their experiences through stories, art, and photography is both inspiring and uplifting.”- Krista Stevens, Discover WordPress
Telling Story, Sharing Light: A Roundtable Discussion with the Women of Tea&Bannock by Krista Stevens, Discover WordPress., January 19th, 2017
“From fashion shoots to a first-time moose-hunt, a new website has given a group of Indigenous women photographers a place where they can share their work and stories amongst themselves and with a growing audience.” – Tim Fontaine, CBC Aboriginal
Indigenous women photographers create online community to share images, stories by Tim Fontaine, CBC Aboriginal, July 24th, 2016
“A small child performs a traditional Kwakwaka’wakw dance, showcasing the indigenous populations on Vancouver Island, Canada. A Cree woman wonders if there are other aboriginal Olympic weightlifters in the country. A family hunts for geese in the Northwest Territories
These stories of Indigenous indigenous women across Turtle Island, the name given to North America by indigenous cultures, are collected on the new photography blog Tea and Bannock.” – Geraldine Malone, Women’s E-News
Indigenous Women in Canada Reclaim Their Image in Photo Blog by Geraldine Malone, Women’s E-News, July 18th, 2016
“… it would be cool to have a gathering of other artists who would want to meet and greet for a weekend with us—like a creative getaway with photography sessions, amazing local foods prepared by Indigenous chefs, ending with a round table discussion with the Tea & Bannock artists and community, reflecting on what we have learned and what we want to continue to pursue.” – Tenille Campbell, Saskatchewan
Tea & Bannock: A Safe Space for Indigenous Visual Artists, with NewJourneys, July 11th, 2016
“Tea and Bannock is meant to represent a lot of different voices. No two of us are alike.” – Tenille Campbell, Saskatchewan
“With Tea & Bannock we can talk about whatever we want to and sometimes the content will make the readers laugh, blush, cry or even get angry.” – Amanda Laliberte, British Columbia
“Ultimately I want the audience of Tea and Bannock to be inspired, to keep coming back for more, and in return to keep us artists inspired as well.” – Shawna McLeod, Northwest Territories
Tea and Bannock website highlights the experiences of female indigenous photographers across Canada by April Johnson, APTN, May 2, 2016.
“With no set guidelines on what contributors can share, the posts range from stories of photo shoots to hometowns and inspirations, stories about language and past projects, travel diaries, profiles on mentors, and pieces on the land, cultural traditions and news.
The mix of backstory and polished final product, reflection and fact blurs the supposed line between the personal and political, opening up what McLeod calls a safe space for the group to share with the world and learn from one another.” – Meagan Wohlberg, Edge
Sharing Story and Image like Tea and Bannock by Meagan Wohlberg, Edge North, April 29th, 2016.
“The artists contributing to the site are all indigenous women and, as Campbell writes: “There is so much baggage and s— that comes with being an Indigenous woman.” Tea and Bannock offers a place for the public to learn about some of that baggage, and I would argue learn about the power, intelligence and creativeness of these women as well.
Tea and Bannock is a place where indigenous women have complete control of their own narrative and are, as Arcand puts it, sharing their “contemporary realities.”” – John Shelling, Saskatoon StarPheonix
Tea and Bannock are good for the artistic soul by John Shelling, Saskatoon StarPheonix, April 19, 2016.
“The raw, real, magnificent beauty, culture, and heritage of land and story, where time has no boundaries … this embodies what i see coming to fruition here. What only a lens can capture, unique to that of the individual in control. I love photography and what I adore even more, is when Indigenous women gather to create.” – Selena Mills, of They ROAR.
Feature Friday: Tea and Bannock by They ROAR, February 19th, 2016