October 02, 2022

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2014 ABORIGINAL ARTS LAUREATE: CHRISTI BELCOURT

2014 ABORIGINAL ARTS LAUREATE: CHRISTI BELCOURT

“We are the weakest link, the animals, the plants, don’t need us, but we need them.” This July, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) awarded Métis Artist Christi Belcourt with the 2014 Aboriginal Arts Laureate Award. As an Indigenous Kwe (female) Artist, Christi Belcourt has an impressive body of work that ex...
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CHAIN OF HOPE FOR NORTHERN GATEWAY PIPELINE

CHAIN OF HOPE FOR NORTHERN GATEWAY PIPELINE

Photo Credit: chainofhope.ca On June 20, 2014 the women of the Gitga’at First Nation will lead a symbolic blockade against the Northern Gateway pipeline by stretching a crochet “Chain of Hope” across Douglas Channel to show their opposition to oil tankers and oil spills in BC’s coastal waters. June 17,...
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RAGE AND DISTURBING IMAGES

RAGE AND DISTURBING IMAGES

Non-Indigenous history is an invention of dominant society, written to exclude Indigenous values and view while claiming to be an objective and accurate portrayal of the chronology of events, when in reality it is a tool of domination. But what a strange phenomenon that the very strange phenomenon of th...
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RENOWNED BEADING ARTIST SUMMER PETERS, AKA MAMA LONGLEGZ

RENOWNED BEADING ARTIST SUMMER PETERS, AKA MAMA LONGLEGZ

Nine Questions with renowned beading artist Summer Peters, AKA Mama Longlegz 1. Name, age, Nation, where you currently reside. I am Summer Peters, 35 years of age. I am originally from Mt Pleasant, Michigan from the Saginaw Chippewa reservation. I moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2000 and have been here ever sin...
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SAGE PAUL

SAGE PAUL

Meet Sage Paul, fashion innovator and author of the Authentic Appropriations blog. Hello Muskrat Magazine! Congratulations on the launch of your second edition! As an emerging designer and a fan of Muskrat, I am so thrilled to be included! My name is Sage Paul and I am a fashion designer. I also work a...
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WHAT WE ARE MADE OF

WHAT WE ARE MADE OF

My son and I were working on a stop-motion animation that involved drawings etched in flour.  We took a closer look, to really consider the items that we are so quick to put in our bodies on our bodies. My son and I were working on a stop-motion animation that involved drawings etched in flour. ...
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RED RUNNERS

RED RUNNERS

Visual Art by Tannis Nielsen I was invited to take part in a show curated by both Luke Parnell and Jason Jenkins. Each artist involved was given a pair of “Van” shoes to manipulate whichever way we were inclined. When I thought of the title “red runners” I thought of the things we have been ...
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DREAMSCAPES

DREAMSCAPES

Travis Shilling discusses recent paintings, that juxtapose civilization and the animal world in a narrative dreamscape.
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