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Grade 9 Arts Education

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Preston Singletary

Seattle artist, Preston Singletary, has been referred to as "bridge artist" between the artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast and glassmakers. He discusses his Tlingit/Filipino heritage, his love of music and shows several of his works in progress.

Michael Massie

Michael Massie, an Inuit artist from Newfoundland, discusses his lifelong journey through the world of art. Michael is famous for his silver teapots and he also carves stone and wood.

Andy Everson

Born in Comox, British Columbia, Andy Everson has strived to uphold the traditions of both the K'omoks and Kwakwaka'waka First Nations. He discusses his roots, his spirituality and his paintings which remain rooted in age-old traditions.

Tim Paul

Tim Paul from northern British Columbia discusses his life and carving work which reflects various legends of his Nuu Chah Nulth culture. He talks of the inspiration and encouragement he received from Percy Jones, his father and others. He also discusses killing cedar trees and then bringing them...

Sean Couchie

Sean Couchie from London, Ontario demonstrates and discusses his life and career as an artist in various media including oils, acrylics, pen and ink, scratchboard and woodburning. He discusses the satisfaction/affirmation that winning the Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest three times gave him....

Aaron Paquette

A descendant of the Cree and Cherokee and Norwegian people, Edmonton artist Aaron Paquette was a troubled adolescent who drank, did drugs and hurt people. When his twin sons were born, he reunited with his father who had abandoned him and his mother and he turned his life around. He speaks of the...

Terry McCue

Series: From the Spirit
Self-taught Ojibway painter Terry McCue discusses his inspiration from his cousin Arthur Schilling, his struggle with alcohol, his lack of formal training and his success as an artist.

Roy Henry Vickers

Series: From the Spirit
British Columbia artist, Roy Henry Vickers weeps as he discusses the inspiration he received from his high school art teacher. He goes on to discuss his ancestry, family life and how he combines traditional and contemporary, personal and universal themes in his artwork. He calls the language of a...

Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Series: From the Spirit
Multi-media artist, Joane Cardinal-Schubert discusses and shows how her paintings reflect her strong spirituality and the influence of the traditional First Nations petroglyphs. Joane is of Blackfoot ancestry and she grew up near Red Deer, Alberta. She challenges others to question the lack of ac...

Jim Hart

Series: From the Spirit
Jim Hart, a prominent Haida artist from Queen Charlotte Islands in BC speaks of this work as a carver. Some of Hart's totem poles are on display at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He speaks of the influence that his grandfather had on him and his satisfaction wit...

Jane Ash Poitras

Series: From the Spirit
Poitras talks about her childhood, her education, her reunion with her family after growing up in her foster home and her artwork. This artist discusses how she lives part time in reality and part-time in a dream world. Viewers are shown many samples of her work as she speaks.

George Littlechild

Series: From the Spirit
Littlechild discusses his mixed ancestry, his life in foster homes and how his experiences are reflected in his mixed-media paintings. He focuses on his spirituality and reconnection with his ancestral culture.

Daniel Crane

Series: From the Spirit
Entertainer, artist and musician Daniel Crane is from the T'suu T'ina Nation. He discusses his struggle with substance abuse and how the flute helped him to find his spiritual voice and give joy to others.

His Guidance Okiskinotahewewin

This short film examines a drummer's personal relationship to the drum, from his first encounter with a powwow drum and how that experience changed his life, to its role as a spiritual mentor and guide. For this proud drumkeeper, the drum is a way of life and a means of maintaining a strong conne...

Aboriginality

Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First N...

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