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Often incorporating traditional storytelling with modern and digital concepts within fashion to advocating for the lives of Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ peoples. Scott Wabano is an award-winning Fashion Stylist & Designer, Creative Director and Content Creator. A 2Spirit Cree from the Mushkegowuk & Eeyou Istchee territories, Scott grew up with a strong admiration for traditional and mainstream fashion and a passion for bringing authentic Indigenous representation to the industry. With features in Vogue, Forbes, ELLE, FASHION, The National Post & more, Scott has become an advocate for sustainable and Indigenous fashion while also advocating for the rights of Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ youth on Turtle Island.
Scott is the owner of the genderless brand ‘Wabano’, an Indigenous-owned, sustainable fashion brand used to educate society about the impacts of colonization on Indigenous communities. Scott is also one of the co-founders of the non for profit organization, Two Spirits of Eeyou Istchee and was recently featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List for Toronto. Scott uses their voice and presence to advocate for Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ youth and remind them of the power of their identity, the power of their existence, and the power we all carry as individuals
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"My preference is to Indigenize rather than decolonize. Flood the fashion world with Indigenous designers and models. Expose the imposters and highlight Native designers on the international fashion platform. I want to see Native models wearing Indigenous-made designs while gracing the covers of fashion magazines and strutting New York fashion week runways, squeezing out the appropriators."
- Amber-Dawn Bear Robe