12. Christi Belcourt – A Voice in Turtle Island

Dec 21, 2019Activist, Metis Community Leader, Visual Artist0 comments

Christi Belcourt is a Michif (M├ętis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth and the traditions and the knowledge of her people. In addition to her paintings she is also known as a community based artist, environmentalist and advocate for the lands, waters and Indigenous peoples.

Her meticulous painted renditions of beaded designs can be found in many museum’s permanent collections. She has also won numerous art awards and accolades.

Each painting is an explosion of life transmitting the interconnectedness of all natural elements. Christi has an uncompromising voice regarding Indigenous rights, protection of the environment and its biodiversity, all the while honouring the spiritual aspects of her culture.

In this conversation we talk about the revitalization of Indigenous culture with its powerful art and cultural renaissance all over North America. We talk about how we can all connect to Mother Earth no matter what our background is. Christi also shares about all the work done by the Onaman Collective here in Canada to help conserve Indigenous culture and traditions.

 

Visit her website and connect with her on social media:

 

Facebook @christibelcourt

Instagram @christibelcourt

Transformational Art

Art resources that Christi says we should know about:

 

Visual Art

Music

Check out Celeigh Cardinal at www.celeighcardinal.com

Performance

Film

Book

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