Welcome to 'Pass The Feather'
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In the name of reconciliation and cultural equality, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada protects endangered Indigenous art forms and their makers, employs logistically and economically vulnerable artists and empowers the next generation of artistic leaders.
Feather Bundle workshops are infused with valuable lessons that reflect respect for others, respect for our land and the animals that we share it with. We will practice and explore the healing and spiritual benefits of sharing circles and how intergenerational trauma and blood memory profoundly affect our lifestyle and actions. We also touch on bird medicines, sustainable hunting practice and ornithology.
Our Pass The Feather workshops and presentations are dedicated to connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, teachers and communities using visual culture to transcend logistic and cultural barriers. We offer insight into inter-generational trauma (Indigenous child removal services or ‘Sixties Scoop’) and create co-operative, understanding and respectful interrelations for future generations.
Please explore our websites for more information on our programming, to register for your Feather Bundle | Sharing Circle Workshop or to join our directory and employment list of FNMI artists.
Find out how you can work for and be an artistic member of the Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada. All are welcome and the details are here.
Feathers For Kids!
Pass the Feather...to our students and artists!
If you're a hunter, please don't throw out your feathers! There's a new program in town that's going to clean and reuse those feathers!
We're looking for ALL your feathers...goose, pheasant, duck, turkey...
If you can save them, text or email us and we'll come pick them up!
If you're in southern or eastern Ontario, we will be there! If you're outside of our pick up area, just contact us and you can mail them on over!
New 'DROP OFF DEPOTS' in the Ottawa Area! Click here to find out where you can drop off your feathers!
If you can pluck, great! If not, just remove your wings and tails and freeze.
Just text! 613.847.7692 Click here for more info!
Feather Bundle Workshops with Pass The Feather
Our Feather Bundle workshops are presented to both students in classrooms and adults in settings of lodges or gatherings. All Feather Bundle workshops are infused with valuable lessons that reflect respect for others, respect for our land and the animals that we share it with. We explore the value of talking circles within our systems of education – how they teach trust, respect and co-operation or in the case of adult workshops, we will practice and explore the healing and spiritual benefits of sharing circles. We also touch on sustainable hunting practice and ornithology. Find out more HERE.
Thank you to CBC for recognizing our hard work and airing this interview.
Donnell Taylor | Art is Healing
Donnell Taylor is a friend of many - he is also a friend of Pass The Feather.
We are proud to introduce you to him via this documentary. You can find Donnell and more of his work on our website, you can order his work through Pass The Feather or you can meet him in person on Elgin Street in Ottawa.
Thank you for sharing, Donnell.