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Fine Art

Works on Indigenous artists

Pitseolak : Pictures out of my life -- Pitseolak Ashoona :Life & work (Inuit)

Norval Morrisseau: Life and work (Anishanaabe)

Bill Reid (Haida)

George Littlechild: The spirit giggles within (Plains Cree)

CanadARThistories: Reimagining the Canadian art history survey: A Queen's open access textbook that addresses "growing concerns around inclusion, regionalism, Indigenization, and internationalization in art history curricula, and is conceived as a response to these ideas."

Canadian Indigenous Art and Artists

Art Gallery of Ontario: The Indigenous Collection: Developing the First Nations, Inuit and Metis art collection is one of the AGO’s primary collecting goals. From Haida master carver Charles Edenshaw, to contemporary Mohawk artist Shelley Niro, the collection spans artistic movements across several centuries.

Search the CCCA Canadian Art database, housed at Concordia University. Includes First Nations and Inuit artists.

An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada. (Library & Archives archived site)
Index of Canadian Artists (Visual Arts) = Répertoire des artistes canadiens (Arts visuels)
Site created by François Lareau, B.A., LL.M. (Ottawa), covering Canadian and Indigenous artists based on bio-bibliographic reference sources, with many images. Offers free listings for Canadian artists in visual arts or artists in visual arts living in Canada who have a web site.
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is entrusted with the care, development, and maintenance of the Indigenous Art Collection. one of the most important collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada.
Indigenous Arts Collective of CanadaIn taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada was founded in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture.
Indigenous Protocols for the Visual ArtsDeveloped by CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation. Designed to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen respect for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art and artists, and legal and moral rights in the territory now known as Canada.
Indigenous Studies Portal - The Arts: University of Saskatchewan resources of articles, e-books, theses, government publications, videos, oral histories, and digitized archival documents and photographs.

The Routledge companion to Indigenous art histories in the United States and Canada: critical theories and methodologies for Indigenous art history in North America.... and promotes the study and dissemination of Indigenous art and stimulates new conversations on visual sovereignty and self-determination; resurgence and resilience; land-based, embodies, and nation-specific knowledges; epistemologies and ontologies; curatorial and museological methodologies; language; decolonization and Indigenization; collaboration, consultation and mentorship

The Sioux Project—Tatanka Oyate 

"Tatanka Oyate fills a major gap in our understanding of contemporary Sioux aesthetics in North America with a specific focus on the knowledge and practices of Lakota/Nakota/Dakota (Sioux) communities in Saskatchewan, Canada. The publication reflects over three years of on-the-ground research involving a team led by Lakota video/performance artist Dana Claxton, art historian Lynne Bell, artist Gwenda Yuzicappi, and filmmaker Cowboy Smithx.

An introduction to contemporary native artists in Canada.

Artist Names

Aboriginal Artists in Canada: Includes a list of Aboriginal artists with links to their website.

Important Indigenous Artists in Canada: comiled in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

List of First Nation and Métis and Inuit artists featured in the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Aborginal Art Collection.

Cree Native Arts and Crafts: Artists Directory

Education through Art

Art Canada Institute: Includes guides to the study of many topics through the work of Canadian artists including the following by Indigenous artists: