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Jerry Longboat is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Jerry has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree through combined studies at the University of Michigan and the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has extensive professional training and practice in traditional and contemporary forms of visual and performing arts. His work emanates from the cultural traditions of his people and his creative process is grounded in Indigenous creative process, values, experience, practice, and legacy.

Jerry is the founder and Artistic Director of Circadia Indigena ~ Aboriginal Arts Collective in Ottawa, Ontario. Circadia Indigena brings together a diverse group of indigenous artists dedicated to developing, presenting, and disseminating outstanding visual and performance arts sourced from First Nations culture.