Leslie Kachena McCue is a member of the Mississaugas of Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, Canada. Leslie is an artist who also works freelance for various organizations in arts administration, facilitation, project coordination and curation. Her work is driven by her past, her passion to educate, and the motivation to empower others.
Leslie was selected as a three year Fellow for the International Society for the Performing Arts, is the Project Manager for Mola Dulad Media Collective’s Ancestral Future’s Project, is currently at the Royal Ontario Museum as an Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher and Coordinator for the ROM Youth Cabinet. Leslie is also the Administrator for the Indigenous Theatre Collective – Chocolate Woman, a Resident Artist Educator at Young People’s Theatre and works independently with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
Leslie was recently offered a Thread Artist Residency with Musagetes Foundation to research and explore Indigenous death, dying and grieving practises to create restorative spaces. The work will result in an art installation and video that will aim to reclaim our original practises and dismantle western influences on how we process death.