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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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Kasenniyostah Lauren Williams, bead work, beading, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Kasenniyostah Lauren Williams

By passthefeather | June 5, 2018

Kasenniyostah Lauren Williams Skennen! My name is Kasenniyostah Lauren Williams. I am Mohawk turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario, Canada. I have always loved sparkly things, so a journey into learning beadwork techniques has been a joyful one so far! I love making jewelry and other accessories.   Find […]

Vivianne Sheshamuch, painting, artost, art work, aboriginal art, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Vivianne Sheshamush

By passthefeather | May 30, 2018

Vivianne Sheshamush   Identifying as multicultural, Vivianne Sheshamush is a Cree/Inuit/Scottish Visual Artist living in a remote community on the Hudson Bay. Being multicultural, married to a multicultural man and raising their multicultural daughter inspires a lot of passion to show other mixed people, that they can celebrate the different parts of themselves. The different […]

Kelsey Young, dream catcher art, artist, feathers, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Kelsie Young Dreamcatchers

By passthefeather | March 28, 2018

Kelsie Young Kelsie Young is part of the Mi’kmaq Nation and was previously a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band of Newfoundland, Canada. She learned the traditional art of basket weaving, of weaving dream catchers and wooden flower making from a Chief from the Bear River First Nations in Nova Scotia, Canada. Kelsie […]

Jill Shimizu, artist, aboriginal art, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Jill Shimizu Arts

By passthefeather | March 28, 2018

JILL LUNN (SHIMIZU) Artist, Owner Valleycreek Craft & Consulting Giinew Kwe Ojibway Eagle Clan, Six Nations Ojibway Born and raised in Niagara/Hamilton Area, Jill is the mother of four girls ranging from school aged to post University ages. She has been educated in Special Needs Education and Recreation Management. Trained in visual arts and music from […]

13 moons, Donald Chrétien, painter, graphic design, carver, pass the feather

Donald Chretien | Painter-Graphic Design

By passthefeather | March 15, 2017

Donald Chrétien A.O.C.A. Donald’s work demonstrates his quest for an artistic expression of his Native identity, which encompasses issues of language, family, place and self determination. His distinctive style is influenced by the Woodland style of art common to his band, Nipissing First Nation.

Sue Forget, painter, pass the feather, first nations art, native art,

Sue Forget | Painter

By passthefeather | March 14, 2017

My name is Sue Allen-Forget and I am from the Cree tribe,  Muskrat Dam band.

chelsea brooks, painter, pass the feather,

Chelsea Brooks | Painter

By passthefeather | February 17, 2017

My name is Chelsea Brooks. My home community is Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. I first started painting at the age of 2 years old!

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Mikana Jewelry by Trish McLaughlin

By passthefeather | February 3, 2017

Handmade jewelry with Native flair! inspired by Native culture & nature. About Trish: Ever since I was little, I have always loved making & wearing jewellery. I embraced all fads including gimp, embroidery thread friendship bracelets, Phone wire, and hemp.

Sherry Crawford, artist, painter, aboriginal, pass the feather, aboriginal arts collective of canada

Sherry Crawford

By passthefeather | January 23, 2017

My names is Sherry Crawford. I was born and raised in Bancroft, ON, and have been drawing, painting and creating my entire life.

Deron Ahsenna-se Douglas, Raven, pass the feather

Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas | Painting

By passthefeather | May 19, 2016

Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist/author with roots in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory.


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.







talking circles create equality


develop listening skills

promote trust and safety


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.