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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

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

Thomas B. Maracle

By Hannah Maracle | February 5, 2019

Thomas B. Maracle Born in Belleville, Ontario in 1949, Thomas B. Maracle is an award-winning stone sculptor and musician as well as a successful entrepreneur. A Native North American Mohawk, he is a citizen of the Six Nations and lives on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Thomas has been involved with Native art since his childhood […]

Alicia Marie Lawrence, painting, artist, pass the feather, aboriginal arts and collective

Alicia Marie Lawrence

By Hannah Maracle | February 5, 2019

Alicia Marie Lawrence Alicia Lawrence is an urban contemporary artist, shamanic graphic designer, and creative writer. Alicia works in traditional and digital mediums, and is in continual exploration of her Alberta Plains Cree-Métis ancestry as she practices reflective positioning between subject, artist and audience. She participated in Aboriginal Student Art exhibits art Emily Carr University […]

Teresa Vanader Meer-Chase, bead work, installation art, upcycled art, aboriginal arts collective of canada, pass the feather

Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

By Hannah Maracle | December 29, 2018

Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé (b. 1992) is a proud member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada and Alaska. Her beadwork is inspired by the strong women in her life, her mother, aunts, and grandmothers and the support of the caring men in her life, her partner, father, uncles, […]

mohawk basketry, Robin Lazore, pass the feather

Robin Lazore

By Hannah Maracle | December 29, 2018

Tota ma’s Baskets Hi my name is Robin Lazore, I have been a basket maker for 30 years and I have classes to teach children the importance of our culture. By teaching children, my hope is to keep the tradition going. I teach classes for everybody to enjoy the basket making and by using materials […]

Whitney S. Whiteduck, painter, artist, aboriginal art, aboriginal paining, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Whitney S. Whiteduck | Acrylic Artist

By passthefeather | September 30, 2018

Whitney S. Whiteduck Azhawana Pinesi Kwe, Ojibway of Sheguiandah First Nation on Manitoulin Island, ON and Algonquin of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, ON. Email w.whiteduck@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Whiteduck-Gallery-of-Art-156547671473339/

Mitchell Riley, first nations art, indigenous artist, leatherwork, pass the feather.

Mitchell Riley | Leatherwork

By passthefeather | September 26, 2018

Mitchell Riley Leather Goods and Traditional Native Crafts Deshkan Ziibiing, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, ON My name is Mitchell A. Riley, I am from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation or Deshkaan Ziibing (Antler River) located in South Western Ontario Canada. I am an indigenous artist and a Canadian leather crafter / leather […]

Our Smudge Instructions

By passthefeather | August 27, 2018

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Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

By passthefeather | June 28, 2018

Tara Audibert

By passthefeather | June 28, 2018

Tara Audibert Tara Audibert is a Wolastoqiyik artist of Tobique First Nation and the owner of Moxy Fox Studio, an independent animation, comics and illustration studio located in Sunny Corner, NB. Tara is also a Director for the Ni’gweg Collective, which recently launched the Storytelling Game App-“Nitap: Legends of the First Nations”. With nearly 20 […]

Chelsea Brooks, painted feathers, aboriginal arts collective of canada, pass the feather, feather art, aboriginal artwork, turtle painting

fundraising

By passthefeather | June 25, 2018

The AACC is fundraising for our Indigenous Arts Conference! This gorgeous work is by artist Chelsea Brooks! Bid on this 8″ x 10″ hand painted canvas and matching 11″ feather! If you purchase a set from this page, all proceeds will go to our not-for-profit AACC! We’re fundraising for our Indigenous Arts Conference!! Price of […]

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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.