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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.


 

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

 

Museum of History

Archive tours, dinner, Eagle feather ceremony in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and performances. National Museum of History, Gatineau.

Get tickets here.

Workshops

Over a dozen workshops will be available to Indigenous women at Willis College in the St.Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa (theatre entrance).

Registration opens March 2020.

Marketplace

Dozens of Indigenous women will demonstrate and sell their hand made art at the St.Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa (theatre entrance).

All are welcome!

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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. […]

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

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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

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NKJ Native Originals

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“Narda Kathaleen Julg is a Mohawk living on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in eastern Ontario.  […]

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Mike Ormsby | Painter

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Mike Ormsby | Ojibwe Anishinaabe Painter Let me start by introducing myself properly: W’ dae […]

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Rod Borghese | Painter

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Rod Borghese, Ojibwe Artist and Architect. Rod is Ojibwe from Manitoulin Island and Sault Ste […]

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Naomi White | Weaver

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Naomi White (nee Hughes), is a member of Tsimshian Nation Laxkwalaams (north western British Columbia).

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Donnel Taylor | Ottawa Painter

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Walking Elgin Street, Ottawa, an old Native man sat on the sidewalk. I sat to […]

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Leah Shenandoah | Jewelry, Sculpture, Textiles and Music

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Pass The Feather is honoured to present: Leah Shenandoah Leah Kaha:whi’tha Shenandoah Oneida Iroquois Wolf […]

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Samantha Jacobs | Moccasins, Beading

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

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Nadine Schoneveld | Photographer

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Nadine is a mommy and photographer from Belleville, Ontario. She is a proud Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) woman whose […]

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Ann Mitchell | Basketmaker

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Ann Mitchell | Basket Maker Ann Mitchell is a Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) woman who makes traditional […]

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William Monague | Ojibwe Painter

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William Monague is an Ojibwa painter. William grew up on Christian Island, Georgian Bay home […]

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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.