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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.

| employment | sustainable entrepreneurship | visibility | sales |


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


Mark Neal, painter, pass the feather, artist directory,

Mark Neal | Painter

By passthefeather | April 16, 2016

Artist Mark Neal Painter Realism true life beauty on canvas. Born March 24th 1981 in Phoenix Arizona I was raised in New York settling home here in Tyendinaga Ontario. I am of Mohawk and Irish heritage.

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Twists and Turns

By passthefeather | March 18, 2016

Twists and Turns Jewelry

dreamcatchers, pass the feather, artist directory,

Homespun Naturals by Tanya

By passthefeather | March 14, 2016

Homespun Naturals by Tanya Hello, my name is ISHPIGOBOWEK-Tanya Keech. I currently live in Chapleau, Ontario but originate from Mississaugi First Nation in beautiful Northern Ontario. I and am Maukwa Dodem.

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Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

By passthefeather | March 5, 2016

Tips for Social Media Sales. Sizing your photos and posts, linking and Google ratings. For many of us, advertising costs are out of reach. How can we sell our art without paying high prices for advertising? How can we show thousands of people our work and get them to buy it? Social Media. Facebook. YouTube. […]

Photo Tips

By passthefeather | March 2, 2016

Product Photography for On Line Sales | Tips!  Product photography should be number one on your list if you are trying to sell your work on line.

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Eric C. Keast

By passthefeather | March 2, 2016

Eric C. Keast is a painter, sculptor and makes beadwork jewelry. Eric is an Ojibway Ahnishnahbeh self taught visual artist who resides in the area of Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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The Turtle Feather

By passthefeather | February 10, 2016

Kelly Henhawk  of The Turtle Feather, is Mohawk and her territory is Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Wetsuweten Native Arts | Charrine Naziel-Lace

By passthefeather | February 2, 2016

Charrine Naziel-Lace is a Northwest Coast Indian Arts and Crafts Professional, Carver, Illustrator

tracey barnaby, painter,, pass the feather

Tracey M. Barnaby | Painter

By passthefeather | January 27, 2016

Greetings! My name is Tracey Metallic. I am a Mi’gmaq artist from Listuguj Qc. Arts and crafts were always something that I considered to be only a hobby until last year when I did my first canvas painting. When that brush touched the canvas something sparked inside of me. I connected immediately and have not […]

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Culture Shock Jewelry

By passthefeather | January 27, 2016

Culture Shock! Many designs are brought to life by Business graduate Kathryn Pasquach, a Cree women with ties from the Mushkegowuk area a member of Moose Cree First Nation. Growing up in Toronto, Kathryn began making jewelry at a very young age taught by her mother and grandmother, she has over 20 years of experience […]


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.