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Lindsay Dobbin is a Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) - Acadian - Irish water protector, artist, musician, curator, and educator who lives and works on the Bay of Fundy in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded...

Lindsay Dobbin is a Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) - Acadian - Irish water protector, artist, musician, curator, and educator who lives and works on the Bay of Fundy in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of Lnu'k (Mi'kmaq). Born in and belonging to the Kennebecasis River Valley, the traditional territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik, Mi'kmaq and Passamaquoddy, Dobbin has lived throughout Wabanaki as well as the Yukon in Kwanlin Dün territory.

Dobbin's relational and place-responsive practice includes music, sound art, performance, sculpture, installation, social practices and writing, and is invested in Indigenous epistemologies and cultural practices, such as drumming. Through placing listening, collaboration, and improvisation at the centre of creative process, Dobbin's practice explores the connection between the environment and the body, and engages in a sensorial intimacy with the living land and water.

As a passionate educator, Dobbin employs traditional and contemporary land-based practices, creativity, play, and improvisation as tools for self-awareness, collaboration, experiential learning and community building - revealing that people and the environment are related in dynamic ways. Dobbin is also active artistic collaborator, and have worked on projects with musicians, sound artists, dancers, visual artists, and filmmakers.




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