Shane H. Camastro (Beaver clan) is a mixed anishinaabe Two-Spirit educator and multi-media artist from Tkaronto, Dish with One Spoon/Gdoo-naaganinaa territory. In his undergraduate degree, he studied Indigenous Studies and Celtic Studies at the University of Toronto. He has recently completed a Bachelor of Education at York University with a teaching subject in Native Studies. His work has focused on issues of decolonization, Indigenous sovereignty, community activism, teaching relationship through treaty, peer support, Two-Spirit resurgence, collaborative art making and skill sharing, as well as Indigenous land based pedagogies. Shane is responsible for many communities and can often be found taking care of children, coordinating a project (or twelve), and facilitating workshops in community. He works at the intersections of art making, community building, and education. His art practice is a spectrum including mixed-media creations, language play, earth working, painting, traditional Indigenous textiles and bead work, print making, writing, earth work, and of course, facilitation. His passion is in sharing knowledge and building affirming spaces that foster creativity. He has been teaching and facilitating dialogue around space building, art making, anti-oppression, and decolonization for over 10 years.

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