Sara Roque Toronto ON, Anishinaabekwe creator and activist has died

Sara Roque Death – Sara Roque, an Anishinaabekwe creator, leader, activist, advocate and mentor, who worked on many arts and community initiatives and projects in Canada and abroad has sadly passed away. Sara Roque, a resident of Toronto, Ontario was announced dead through social media publications. She died yesterday, Wednesday, the 7th of June 2023. Sara was a fierce friend, supporter and fighter. She’s known mostly for her arts admin work in her community at the OAC and beyond.

Sarah was a close friend of mine in our 20s and it’s been so amazing to watch how she rose and the battles she won. Such a young and incredible person to lose. I haven’t seen her since one of those amazing nights when everyone just showed up on Pow Wow café’s patio before the pandemic. Rest well, dear Sarah. I miss your laugh already.

How did Sara die?

There was no cause of death reported for Sara Roque. Thoughts and prayers are with her friends, family and the Canadian community during this difficult time. “Sara Richardson, a paddler from Camp Wanapitei, has left an unforgettable mark on Bear Island friends, Peterborough Community friends, Toronto Anishnaabe artists and Community, impacting thousands of us in the most gentle, passionate, knowledgeable, patient, and trooper-like manner.”

Sara Roque: Bio

As an Anishinaabekwe, Sara Roque has been an immense contributor to the Indigenous arts community throughout her career. Her ardent dedication to creative Indigenous communities and numerous Indigenous Nations’ artists has always been evident. Sara played a significant role in the arts community as an arts activist, Producer and Director, as well as an administrator for the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and during her tenure as the Indigenous Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council.

She was also a member of the Indigenous Education Council at OCADU for many years. Sara’s unwavering determination, care, and strength ensured that meaningful funding and support reached Indigenous artists and organizations throughout the province, including imagineNATIVE. The imagineNATIVE appreciates and acknowledges Sara’s work, which often goes unnoticed, as an arts administrator behind the scenes in funding.

The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Sara Roque.

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