papatsie, Ame

Ame Papatsie has designed many drawings and paintings, numerous logos, murals, tattoos, and computer graphics using images from his cultural heritage. He has also created sealskin masks and chessboards. Ame has perfected and is famous for his technique of drawing simultaneously with both hands in perfect symmetry. He has been an invited artist at the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association\\\’s annual arts festival since 2003, and in was twice invited to participate in the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik- where he received two awards- Most Valuable Participant and Spiritual Artist Award. He is an active member of the arts community in Nunavut as the Chairman of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and a board member for the Inuit Artists Association.


Ashukan is an Innu Indian language word meaning “bridge”. This is the symbolic bridge that Ashukan duo, consisting of Anisheniu Jean-Pierre Fontaine and Isabelle Courtois, built between peoples.

Anisheniu is a Native of Canada, who has lived most of his life in his community Innu (Montagnais) of the northern coast of Quebec. Experience of life in the Indian Reserve Uashat and healing path he then proceeded allowed him to return to the beliefs and rituals of his ancestors.
Isa is French-Canadian. Immersed in Indian culture for many years, she found that people in gestures and habits similar to those of his ancestors, in the Perche region of France.
As Ashukan, Isa and Jean-Pierre are multidisciplinary artists become independent learners. Their creations using natural materials such as wood, leather, bone moose and caribou antler.
Jean-Pierre specializes in wood carving and bone, miniature to monumental sculpture.

Abbott, Louise

Louise Abbott is a longtime writer, photographer, and filmmaker who has concentrated on documenting rural culture and history, as well as the natural environment, in Canada and abroad.

In 2010 she features, with Niels Jensen, the book “Eeyou Istchee : Land of the Cree”, published by the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA).

Fontaine, Richard, Menutan

Richard Fontaine “Menutan” was born March 6th 1967 and dead January 18th 2011 in Mani-Utenam, North-Coast of the Saint-Lawrence River, Quebec. He began to paint in his thirties. He used to paint on canvas, fabric or leather. His art features emblematics figures of past and present Native culture, moving portraits of Innu people and intense scenographies of animals and natural landscapes in the Quebec wilderness.

Totan, Mark

Mark is a self-taught artist who has been carving sculptures in soapstone for many years. Each carving is original and depicts the history, symbols and lifestyle of native people of Canada.

Blueflint, Tim

Chippewa/Comanche, raised into the arts of music and dance, Tim Blueflint makes hight quality traditionnal flutes. With precious woods or modern material, he features a flutes collection which will allow anyone to find his/her style and practice at any level. Enter the universe of Shade of the Rez.

Totan, Clivelon

Clivelon Totan is a 32 year old Inuit carver born and raised in Hall Beach N.W.T. Clivelon is the son of Master carver Mark Totan.

Pee, Tim

Tim comes from a traditional lifestyle family. He learned how to carve from his grandfather Aoula Pee at the age of 11.

Samayualie, Michael

Michael, one of the young carvers in Cape Dorset, has been carving for five years. He learned from his brother Ottokie. Micheal said that he likes to carve, especially marble bears.

Ishulutak, Archie

Archie Ishulutak is in his forties and was born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

He is related to Elisapee Isulutak and to Jaco and Lassaloosie Isulutak who are Elisapee’s sons and well known Pangnirtung sculptors.