Browse through the Canadian list of indspire awards (laureates) for artists that have been awarded due to their artistic merit. Here you will find the best of the best (there are many categories of recipients - you will find a way to search through and find the arts category. 

Browse through the Canadian list of indspire awards (laureates) for artists that have been awarded due to their artistic merit. Here you will find the best of the best (there are many categories of recipients - you will find a way to search through and find the arts category. 

Discover DJ' sensation, A tribe called red as they mix club sounds with traditional pow wow music on youtube. (hint: their best hit - Electric Pow Wow). They also advocate tirelessly, for example they took on the racist name for Nepean sports team - Redskin and succeeded in having them change their name. watch video: In August 2015, A Tribe Called Red decided to do a free tour for several reserves in Ontario. Bringing the tour they perform all around the world, for the audience that matters to them most. 

DISCOVER MÉTIS ARTIST, CHRISTI BELCOURT WHOSE ART INSPIRED PARIS RUNWAYS AND WHOSE FIGHT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO HNOUR INDIGENOUS NATIONS IS ACCLAIMED IN SCHOOLS AND THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA.

DISCOVER MÉTIS ARTIST, CHRISTI BELCOURT WHOSE ART INSPIRED PARIS RUNWAYS AND WHOSE FIGHT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO HNOUR INDIGENOUS NATIONS IS ACCLAIMED IN SCHOOLS AND THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA.

discover pop artist steven paul judd whose photos and short film, first contact is featured in 4 seasons of reconciliaton

discover pop artist steven paul judd whose photos and short film, first contact is featured in 4 seasons of reconciliaton

Écoutées l'artiste de Hip-Hop du Quebec, Samian qui chante en Algonquin et raconte l'histoire des Autochtones sans sa réserve.

TOPIC # 4 - ARTS                         CONTRIBUTIONS BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 

There are many Indigenous artists throughout Canada. Reconciliation will bring more Indigenous voices and contributions to to the world stage and to Canada and Indigenous Artists will create a richer experience for us all.

In class when we discuss colonialism and racism we also address how to remedy racism. One of the three main ways we can undo racism is by:

bringing the affected group inside positions & circles of influence & wealth

Since arts and entertainment are such an influential circle in society they have a large role to play in reconciliation. In the past, the injustices towards Indigenous People were made invisible to us, as were their voices and contributions. In the arts we can change that reality. Many arts organizations and people are working towards that goal. In your Powerpoint presentation celebrate the artistic contributions of Indigenous artists with your class and highlight moments of reconciliation.

For your presentation select from:

  • Are Indigenous People more invisible than visible in the art scene? Why do you think so? 
  • Indigenous people have always been involved in the arts. Find examples in history.
  • Highlight Indigenous contributions to the arts in the past or present. (Choose from any art streams to highlight artists such as: writers, actors, filmmakers, dancers, comedians, story-tellers, painters, sculptors, graffiti artists, etc.)
  • You can also research the importance of drums as artistic, cultural and spiritual component of indigenous communities. 
  •  How can the arts play a role in reconciliation and justice? Show examples.