Riley Kucheran



Educator, Artist, Researcher


Riley Kucheran’s research examines clothing and colonization, contemporary Indigenous fashion design, and how entrepreneurship can contribute to Indigenous cultural and economic resurgence. At Toronto Met, he is a PhD student in the Communication & Culture program, an Indigenous Advisor in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, an Associate Director of the Saagajiwe Centre for Indigenous Research and Creation, and an Assistant Professor in Design Leadership at the School of Fashion. He is an active member of the Indigenous community and works with the Toronto Indigenous Business Association, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and NaMeRes, Toronto’s Native Men’s Shelter. At Toronto Met, he organizes the Pow Wow, is a member of the Aboriginal Education Council, Senate, and is working with the Office of the Provost on Toronto Met’s Truth & Reconciliation strategy.

Toronto Metropolitan University, 2024

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