Cynthia Lickers-Sage

Executive Director


Arts Practice(s): Media Arts
Nation(s): Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River

Cynthia Lickers-Sage is a proud recipient of the Governor-General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross. Following her graduation at the Ontario College of Art and Design, she Co-Founded The Centre for Aboriginal Media, imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, and is the sole proprietor of Clickers Productions. She has spent the last two decades working in the not-for-profit arts sector as the former Executive Director at the Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts, and the General Manager at Kaha:wi Dance Theatre where she gained valuable skills to take on her current position as the Executive Director at the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.

Shawna Porter

Membership Coordinator


Art Practice(s): Music, Photography

Nation(s): Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River

With a background in event planning, programming and marketing, Shawna has spent the last three years honing her skills at Chiefswood Park. She brings a passion for fostering meaningful connections and a strategic approach to sustaining strong relationships within our community.

In addition to her accomplishments, Shawna is an avid enthusiast of CrossFit and beading. Her dedication to fitness and her artistic pursuits reflects her commitment to balance and personal growth.

Lacey Stevens

Office Administrator


Nation(s): Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, Settler – Irish

Lacey is a task-driven Office Administrator with 8+ years of experience in managing client-centric office operations. Lacey brings her administrative skills, enthusiasm and experience to help support Indigenous performing artists.

In her spare time, Lacey loves to be in nature and going on adventures with her children and puppy.