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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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Samantha Jacobs | Moccasins, Beading

By passthefeather | September 3, 2015

I am Samantha Jacobs. Seneca, Turtle clan from the Cattaraugaus Indian Reservation.

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Nadine Schoneveld | Photographer

By passthefeather | August 24, 2015

Nadine is a mommy and photographer from Belleville, Ontario. She is a proud Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) woman whose family is from St.Regis/Akwesasne.

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Ann Mitchell | Basketmaker

By passthefeather | August 20, 2015

Ann Mitchell | Basket Maker Ann Mitchell is a Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) woman who makes traditional mohawk baskets with a contemporary spin.

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William Monague | Ojibwe Painter

By passthefeather | August 19, 2015

William Monague is an Ojibwa painter. William grew up on Christian Island, Georgian Bay home of the Beausoleil First Nation People and currently resides in Midland, Ontario.  The self taught artist left his Beausoliel First Nation reserve on Christian Island in the 70’s and 80’s travelling the Pow Wow circuit to sell native art.  Soon after his three daughters Wausa, […]

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Awo’kwejit Hemp Creations | Jewellery

By passthefeather | August 17, 2015

Awo’kwejit Hemp Creations It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Cathy Elliot. An unexpected accident has taken her way too young. We will leave her page to commemorate her wonderful work. Cathy was a lover of the arts and an invaluable asset to many communities.

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Yolanda Swearinger | Leather Moccasins

By passthefeather | August 14, 2015

Hello, My name is Yolanda…I make a line of Leather Moccasins for children, and I do commission for adults. I also, make all Leather Handbags. I’m Blackfeet. Grew  up on the Blackfeet Reservation, Badgercreek, Montana.

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Andre Couillonneur | Painter – Drum Maker

By passthefeather | August 13, 2015

My name is Andre Couillonneur  and I am originally from northern Saskatchewan and I am Woodland Cree. I now reside in Edmonton, Alberta I usually paint things from dreams and visions that I have. I often paint animals and forest scenes because I grew  up in northern Saskatchewan surrounded by forests and lakes.. and often […]

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Faye Lone | Sewing, Quilting, Regalia

By passthefeather | August 11, 2015

Sewing, Quilting, Regalia I am Faye Lone. I live on the Tonawanda Seneca Rez and a member of the Hawk Clan.

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Carrie Hill | Basket Maker

By passthefeather | August 11, 2015

Basket Maker She:kon. My name is Carrie Hill and I reside in Akwesasne . I have been a basket maker for around 9 years now and have just currently left my job as a Teachers’ Aide to pursue basket making full time.

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Dawn Setford | Multidiciplinary

By passthefeather | August 7, 2015

Dawn Setford is a feather keeper, graphic and web designer, photographer and paper maker. Dawn Setford is Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) whose matrilineal ancestral territory is Akwesasne. She is a community-engaged visual and media artist who encourages FNMI artists to create and express themselves in an effort to promote economic opportunity and inter-generational healing. The majority of her work is […]

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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.