Recent News Items
CBC | June 4, 2020
CBC has shared a list of books for younger readers by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit authors in honour of Indigenous History Month.
Canadian Art | April 30, 2020
As we shelter in place, scan for losses in our communities and dodge oncoming pedestrians we met in the streets, we might remember the terror that Indigenous people in Canada faced when the sweeping epidemics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries left whole communities annihilated.
The Georgia Straight | May 27, 2020
Spending pandemic lockdown in his White Rock studio, artist Robert Davidson sees the world playing out one of the main messages in Haida Modern, the documentary making its broadcast and streaming debut on the Knowledge Network.
Victoria News | May 16, 2020
For many the pandemic is a hardship, but for a Greater Victoria Indigenous artist it also ushered in opportunity. Howard La Fortune, of the Tsawout First Nation, was first featured by Black Press Media mid-April after a friend of his joked he needed a wooden carved mask to protect from the virus. La Fortune got on it and carved a half-mask of a bear snout.
Forbes | May 14, 2020
So, you had hoped to visit Canada this summer, eh? Well, don’t let the coronavirus put all your travel plans on hold. Many of Canada’s most vibrant and historically rich cities are offering would-be-tourists the chance to take a virtual visit of some of their most popular attractions. From zoos, to museums and even icebergs, here are some of the best online adventures Canada has to offer.
CBC News | April 22, 2020
Some Indigenous artists are channeling their anxieties about the COVID-19 pandemic into making unique face masks using traditional crafting techniques and materials.
Indigenous artists explore kinship at 5th edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial by Jessica Deer
CBC News | April 2020
Intergenerational relationships. Friendships. Mentorships. Kinships. These are some of the themes Indigenous artists are exploring, recognizing and appreciating in the fifth edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial by Jessica Deer
CBC News | April 2020
As performance venues lie dormant across Canada due to public health orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19, some Indigenous musicians are continuing to connect with fans, old and new, through online concerts.
Canadian Art | March 4, 2020
The centre, which is housed in a former residential school in Sault Ste. Marie, was named Best Cultural Organisation at the Leading Culture Designations Awards in Berlin
UBC MOA, 2020
Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience takes you on a journey through the past 150 years of Canada. It is a journey that reclaims and reinserts Indigenous voices into the collective memory of our country, challenging and shattering colonial notions of our history.
The Walrus | November 2019
When the government spotlights Indigenous creators internationally, it too often obscures the realities of colonialism at home. Why Maria Hupfield's work goes beyond all that
The New York Times | July 2018
Will a debate over terminology at the Art Gallery of Ontario help the progress of artists who are underrepresented in United States museums?
Indigenous Corporate Training, Inc. | August 2017
A newsletter reader sent us a message asking if we would write something about appropriated art. The topic of cultural appropriation is increasingly making headlines, and 2017 so far has been rife with controversies....
CBC News | April 18, 2020
Married artists Amy Malbeuf and Jordan Bennett had an impromptu celebration earlier this week when they found out they were both included in the Sobey Art Award long list, and would both be receiving $25,000.
Global News, March 4, 2020
Moving Paintings created by an Alberta artist to memorialize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women are being shared around the world...
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The history of Indigenous art in Canada begins sometime during the last Ice Age between 80,000 and 12,000 years ago. To date, however, the oldest surviving artworks (excluding finely crafted, aesthetically significant stone tools) are datable to no earlier than 5,000 years ago.