By Meghan Yuri Young
Video by Hyghly Alleyne and Eric Black
A multifaceted artist and activist, Sarain Fox is working to amplify the narratives of Indigenous peoples — as told in their own voices.
Storytelling is as much a part of Sarain Fox as it is of her Anishinaabe background. Coming from a long line of storytellers and knowledge keepers, Sarain has taken telling stories beyond the oral tradition. She weaves narratives through dance, choreography, writing, content creation, fashion, and filmmaking. Having hosted her own TED Talk, been featured in publications such as Vogue magazine and on billboards, and partnered with brands such as Nike, Sarain’s combined various mediums to build one powerful platform. It is a platform unified under one goal: celebrating the knowledge, voices, and talents of Indigenous people.
NOW YOU KNOW:
“Everyone we know today as the movers and shakers of ‘Indian Country’ … was [at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto] in the ’70s. They had some kind of part to play in the reclamation of this city as we know it.”
You can catch Sarain Fox as a guest judge on the third season of Canada’s Drag Race. It airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Crave.