rudi aker is a wolastoqew artist, organizer, auntie, and researcher from St. Mary’s First Nation in Sitansisk (so-called Fredericton, New Brunswick) and for now a guest on Tio'tia:ke / Mooniyaang / Montreal. Currently finishing a BFA at Concordia University, rudi is a research assistant at OBX Labs / AbTeC, co-organizer of the Indigenous Art Research Group (IARG), and recently completed a Milieux Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Their artistic and research practices center placehood, visibility, and the traversal of (un)colonized space(s) through conceptions of counter-cartographies and barrier-breaking. rudi is also the Exhibitions and Communications Coordinator at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and they love the colour yellow.