The Team

Monique Manatch

Executive Director

Monique Manatch is Algonquin from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake. After graduating from Radio Broadcasting at Humber College, Monique spent several years as a creative writer working at radio stations across Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. For many years she was the Program Manager of the Aboriginal Media Post Secondary Diploma Program at First Nations Technical Institute in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Monique Manatch was one of the founding members of ICMI. In 2004, she became ICMI's Executive Director. In this role, Monique Manatch is working towards the goals of creation and access for Aboriginal/Inuit people into multi media arts and the preservation of traditional knowledge.

Katina Tanascon

Media Designer

Katina Tanascon is an emerging artist from Kitigan Zibi who is very passionate about multi-media. He has been a part of the Indigenous Interactive Multi Media Program and has helped ICMI with many short films. He has many interests and hopes to expand his knowledge in different aspects of the creative software's.

Jordan Meekis


Jordan Meekis considers himself as a passionate illustrator/animator. He originates from Sandy Lake, ON. He also lived in Thunder Bay, ON. Now he resides in Ottawa for school. He's currently enrolled at Algonquin College's Animation Program. Jordan works predominantly in the medium of Photoshop. His strong sense of design it has lead him to collaborate with murals, galas and even art competitions. With his improving skills, he hopes to broaden his artistry.

Board of Directors

Darlene Laforme

Board President

Darlene Laforme is a mentor and lifeskills coach to women of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississauga of the New Credit territory. Darlene's cultural work and social development creates ongoing support to women artists in southern Ontario.

Daryl Tanascon


Daryl Tenascois an Algonquin artist from Kitigan-Zibi. He is a visual artist, writer, and a teacher at Ktigan-Zibi School. He is the proud father of three and doting grandfather of four. Other interests include playing keyboards, guitar, and bass guitar. He is also an avid movie watcher.

Shirley Tolley

Vice President