MÉTIS VISUAL ARTIST/AUTHOR/ACTIVIST CHRISTI BELCOURT BORN
Belcourt, born in Scarborough, Ontario (ON), authored/co-authored: Jeremy and the Magic Ball (2008), Medicines to Help Us, Traditional Metis Plant Use (2008), and Beadwork: First Peoples’ Beading History and Techniques (2011). Her acrylics are in: Gabriel Dumont Institute; Nature Conservancy of Canada (CA); National Gallery of CA; Thunder Bay Art Gallery; and Canadian Museum of Civilization. Christi’s stained-glass window recognizing Residential Schools survivors was installed at Parliament. Fellowships: CA Council for the Arts; ON Arts Council (OAC); and Métis Nation of ON. Awards: ON Premier’s, Excellence in Arts; Governor General’s Innovation (2016); Art Gallery of ON (2015); and OAC Aboriginal Arts (2014). Belcourt is Lead Coordinator of Walking with Our Sisters, art installation for missing & murdered Indigenous women, and co-founder of the Onaman Collective preserving Métis language & teachings. Christi has been active in protesting Federal decisions under the First Nations Education Act.
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