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Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, the Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada was founded in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture. 

In safe and inclusive spaces, through community based learning, the AACC engages, [re]connects and empowers Indigenous women by promoting the transfer and conservation of cultural knowledge; securing the capacity for the next seven generations to retain and cultivate intrinsic cultural connections.


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The AACC is a Canada not-for-profit corporation. We are artists FOR artists. We are a volunteer organization.


 

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We're reaching out!

Looking for an Ottawa/Eastern Ontario based Indigenous (status or Inuk) photographer/videographer/web designer (WordPress literate). Part time work, great pay. Must be under 27 and on reserve (or off reserve for school).

Resumé to dawn@passthefeather.org

Christmas Card, Mohawk, Peace

Christmas Fundraising Booths!

10 Wellington Street, Gatineau | Dec. 9-14th

Quinte Mall, Belleville | Dec. 21-24th

All proceeds will go to our Indigenous Women's Arts Conference. Ornaments, feather bundles, Smudge books, Bird Medicines and more... See you there!

2020 Indigenous Women's Arts Conference, National Museum of History | Willis College, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa | March 27-20, 2020

 

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Indigenous Women’s Conference | CBC NEWS

“Our transfer of Indigenous knowledge has been purposefully derailed,” said Dawn Setford, the lead organizer of the Indigenous Art Conference at the Willis College in St. Laurent Shopping Centre. “There’s so many of us out there who haven’t had a chance to learn from our elders and our community.” | CBC NEWS | https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/indigenous-art-conference-women-traditions-ottawa-1.5078683

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Canadian Press | Funding AACC Arts Conference

The Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada received $25,000 from the fund and president Dawn Setford said she used the money to hold a long-planned conference to teach about 200 Indigenous women various artistic and cultural practices such as porcupine quilling and basketry. | NATIONAL POST | CANADIAN PRESS Those types of traditional teachings were lost […]

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Indigenous Conference 2019 | CAPITAL CURRENT

An expo on Indigenous art brought a flock of people to the St. Laurent Shopping Centre recently. The Indigenous Art & Entrepreneurship Conference provided a space for First Nations business people to teach and support one another. The art marketplace, as well as all-day workshops on business and art for Indigenous women, attracted a diverse crowd. […]

The Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada presented the Indigenous Arts Conference at Willis College in March 2019 and offered over a dozen free traditional Indigenous art workshops to Indigenous women. Workshops included birch bark bitings, beading, moccasins, porcupine quilling, caribou tufting, Inuit lino cuts, ribbon skirts and so many more. Here's a short video that gives only an idea of how monumentally connecting this amazing conference was!

Pass The Feather


Pass The FeatherIsohetst ne ostó:sera is First Nations (Mohawk) owned and operated from the Algonquin/ Mississauga / Mohawk territories 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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Sherry Crawford

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Sherry Crawford I am from the Kijicho-Manitou Madaouskarini Algonquin Nation in Bancroft, Ontario, and have […]

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Emma Bedard Jacobs

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Three Sisters Native Arts & Crafts Emma & Darren Jacobs – Kahnawake Qc We are […]

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Artistic Inspirations by Debra | Pen & Ink Designs

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Artistic Inspirations by Debra I am a Bear Clan member of the Mohawks of the […]

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Karen Bisson

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Karen Bisson We can be found once a month during culture night at the Wabano […]

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Creeations

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Creeations Email: Creeations@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CREEations17/

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Ama Beads

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Ama Beads Chandra Labelle was raised in the suburbs of Montréal and had little contact […]

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Lynn Wilson

By Hannah

Lynn Wilson WICK-IT – Hand crafted aromatic materialsSoy candles, vegan soaps, bath bombs, gift baskets, […]

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Nish Nabie

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Nish Nabie Nish was born in Quebec and as a child spent long periods within […]

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The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals

By Hannah

The Beading Drum Jewelry Originals Kelly and Claire are First Nation jewelry and accessory designers based […]

Pat Bruderer

By Hannah

Pat Bruderer Pat Bruderer (Halfmoon Woman) is originally from Churchill, Manitoba and spent most 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.

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.

Know your medicines. For the cost of labour and materials such as leather and beads, we share our feathers with those who understand their medicines 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.