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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.

workshops | business branding | web design

onkwehonwe | haudenosaunee | kanien'kehá ka


 

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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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Nish Nabie

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

Nish Nabie Nish was born in Quebec and as a child spent long periods within the context of nature viewing the lives of its inhabitants, among them the eagles, hawks, bears, moose and deer. During a life which has had its dark periods, Nish was guided to sculpture as a form of holistic therapy and […]

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The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals Kelly and Claire are First Nation jewelry and accessory designers based in Canada, and are members of The Whitefish River First Nation. It was on the beaches of Turks and Caicos where we were inspired to design jewelry. The ocean resembled turquoise and the abundance of shells, coral and stones inspired […]

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Pat Bruderer

By Hannah Maracle | February 13, 2019

Pat Bruderer Pat Bruderer (Halfmoon Woman) is originally from Churchill, Manitoba and spent most of her life in northern Manitoba. She now resides in the Kootenay area British Columbia. Pat is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and she is a self-taught birch bark biting artist who has been practicing for […]

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Star Horn

By Hannah Maracle | February 11, 2019

Star Horn Star Horn draws, paints, makes bead, bone & porcupine quill jewelry and rustic furniture. She also use various digital media, collage and photography to create art, ads, logo’s and illustration. “An artist can only convey through his or her work the experience they have encountered, confronted, and endured. From an early age I […]

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Tealey Products and The Honey Lodge

By Hannah Maracle | February 11, 2019

National Indigenous Survivors of child welfare network Tealey Products and The honey Lodge specialize in leather crafts, bee keeping and selling natural honey products. Their hand made Native crafts are sewn with love and the honey products will tease your sweet tooth. They originated in Kahnawake, Quebec, and they deliver in town as well. Tealey […]

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Charlene Raven Tolley

By Hannah Maracle | February 9, 2019

Charlene Raven Tolley Charlene Raven Tolley, Bear Clan and Algonquin grandmother from Kitigan Zibi and lives in Maniwaki . She’s been beading for over 20 years. Charlene specializes in beaded dream catchers and jewelry and creates stunning painted hand drums. Charlene travels extensively on the powwow trail selling her work under the name of Raven’s […]

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Amy Willier

By Hannah Maracle | February 9, 2019

Amy Willier Amy has spent her life under the tutelage of her mother, Yvonne Jobin.  She has learned how to tan hides, do beadwork and many other ancient art forms. Amy has taken the traditional arts and brought them into the future with her artistic creativity.  She specializes in beadwork, leather work, painting and fish scale art. Amy […]

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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.