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Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

Indigenous Artists For Indigenous Artists

In the name of reconciliation and cultural equality, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada protects endangered Indigenous art forms and artists, employs Indigenous artists and empowers the next generation of artistic leaders.

The AACC is a Canada not-for-profit corporation. We are artists FOR artists. We are a volunteer organization.


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Our 2019 Indigenous Arts Conference will be held at Willis College, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa on March 30th & 31st.

Pass The Feather


Pass The FeatherIsohetst ne ostó:ser is First Nations owned and operated from the Algonquin/ Mississauga territory of eastern Ontario. PTF is grateful to live and work on this land and offers thanks to the original nations that walked here.

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drawings, paintings, hand drums, christopher miller, aboriginal artist, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Christopher Miller

By Hannah Maracle | March 21, 2019

Christopher Miller Christopher Miller’s graphite drawings are outstanding for their deeply emotional depiction, capturing moments of content and mysticism. His brilliant mastering of his medium and his extreme attention to detail is nothing short of phenomenal. His love for his work with nature and the animal world is obvious to any observers that view his […]

Steven Lawton, carver, aboriginal stone carver, stone carving, aboriginal artist, pass the feahter, aboriginal arts and collective

Steven Lawton- Mi’kmaw Stone Carver

By Hannah Maracle | March 21, 2019

Steven Lawton Steve is Mi’kmaq from Newfoundland and a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, (formerly the Federation of Newfoundland Indians – Gander Bay Mi’kmaq Indian Band). Having left home to serve in the Canadian Airforce as an Airframe Technician (aircraft mechanic), he became active in the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group and his first […]

Sherry crawford, sharing circle, learning, aboriginal artist, aboriginal artwork, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Sherry Crawford

By Hannah Maracle | March 21, 2019

Sherry Crawford I am from the Kijicho-Manitou Madaouskarini Algonquin Nation in Bancroft, Ontario, and have been picking up the pieces of my culture over the past 25 years. Our history is unique and we are still learning about the Algonquin ways. We are always working to improve conditions in our community and surrounding areas. I […]

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Emma Bedard Jacobs

By Hannah Maracle | March 21, 2019

Three Sisters Native Arts & Crafts Emma & Darren Jacobs – Kahnawake Qc We are a small business owned and operated in Kahnawake. We don’t have a physical store per-say but we travel to Pow Wow’s, Crafts Fairs and sometimes Flea Markets. We accommodate with pleasure to promoting Native culture through the products we provide. […]

artistic inspirations by debra, pen and ink art, aboriginal artist, acrylic paintings, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Artistic Inspirations by Debra | Pen & Ink Designs

By Hannah Maracle | March 21, 2019

Artistic Inspirations by Debra I am a Bear Clan member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and reside on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I have enjoyed painting and drawing since childhood and after a lengthy administrative career finally decided to return to my passion of art full time. Acrylics, mixed mediums, and pen […]

Thomas B. Maracle, artist, stone, wood, antler, corn husk, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Carving

By passthefeather | February 23, 2019
Karen Bisson, art collage, artist, jewelry, drawing, painting, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Karen Bisson

By Hannah Maracle | February 22, 2019

Karen Bisson We can be found once a month during culture night at the Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Road, and every second Wednesday at Kumik Elder’s Lodge in Hull. We regularly attend the Ottawa Aboriginal Family Festival in March, The Odawa Pow Wow in May, and the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival In June, Please visit […]

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Creeations

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

Creeations Email: Creeations@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CREEations17/

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Ama Beads

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

Ama Beads Chandra Labelle was raised in the suburbs of Montréal and had little contact with Indigenous arts and crafts growing up. As the child of a Sixties Scoop Survivor, there were no traditional teachings passed down to her Algonquin mother nor to Chandra. Chandra is the proud mother of two Inuit children, Raven and […]

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Lynn Wilson

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

Lynn Wilson WICK-IT – Hand crafted aromatic materialsSoy candles, vegan soaps, bath bombs, gift baskets, knitted goods Lynn says that Wick-It has just evolved over the years. She was originally looking for a candle supplier for her seasonal Christmas store on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Her daughter April volunteered to develop an environmentally sound candle […]

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In a circle, we are all equal; no one is in front of you, no one is behind you, no one is above you, no one is below you.

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breath

reflect

connect

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talking circles create equality

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develop listening skills

promote trust and safety

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photo: AACC Classroom Art and Knowledge Exchange Program 2016.

Feather Bundles

Pass The Feather wraps any feathers to create smudge fans and arranges feathers to make Indigenous art and ceremonial pieces. Pass The Feather does not sell Eagle feathers or feathers that are protected under the Migratory Bird Act.

For the cost of labour and materials such as leather and beads, we share our feathers with those who understand their importance and wish to use them to connect with Creator.

Art is Healing | Donnell Taylor

Donnell Taylor is a friend of many - he is also a friend of the AACC and Pass The Feather.

Indigenous people have overcome great odds and Donnell is proof that we are resilient, strong and essential to the identity of Turtle Island / North America. We are proud to introduce you to him via this documentary. Thank you for sharing, Donnell. 

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.