"Following the tradition of Métis floral beadwork, Belcourt paints in dots and uses the subject matter as metaphors for human existence to relay a variety of meanings which include concerns for the environment, biodiversity, spirituality and awareness of Métis culture."
"In the forest near her home, on the sacred territory of Anemki Wajiw (Thunder Mountain), Helen carefully harvests birchbark in the summer and early spring. While her art is rooted in Ojibway imagery, teachings, and traditions, she continues to grow her connection with Wiigwas to awaken new designs of wearable art including backpacks, hats, and skirts. Helen often completes her works with home-tanned hide and other natural materials sourced from friends, family, and fellow artists, which deepens each object’s meaning and power."
"Working with fibres as diverse as string cane, press cane, split ash, Danish cord, paper and natural rush, binder cane, blind cane and more, Buffie has mastered the art of creating fine woven furniture with a genuine indigenous touch."
"Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Mohkinstsis and holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta University of the Arts. A multi-disciplinary artist, they imbue a variety of mediums with their trademark ironic humour to address cultural displacement. The light-hearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity; these interests invite a reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity."
Beadwork and ribbon skirts
"I’m an Inuit artist residing in Ottawa. Art is how I connect with others within my culture, showcase my Inuit culture to others, and express my biracial identity."