Evan Ducharme is a multidisciplinary Metis artist with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, raised in the historic Metis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba (Treaty 1 Territory). Ducharme’s practice exists within and in between the dance and fashion mediums. Having studied traditional and contemporary Metis dance since childhood, Ducharme has performed nationally and internationally with The St. Ambroise Youth Steppers & Compaigni V’ni Dansi (Vancouver). Launched in 2012, his eponymous clothing label examines dress through Indigenous perspectives on gender, queerness, and environmental responsibility, as well as ancestral and contemporary Indigenous knowledges. Ducharme has exhibited eight bodies of work; his most recent, HIRAETH, exhibited at the first WATER ME Queer Fashion Expo. A co-host on the bi-weekly Fashion Hags podcast, Ducharme has been featured in Discorder Magazine, National Geographic, FASHION, and Vogue.com. Ducharme lives and creates with gratitude on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Peoples (Vancouver, BC, Canada).
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