Baker Lake

The community of Baker Lake sits at the mouth of the Thelon River on the shore of Baker Lake, and is Canada’s only inland Inuit community. Traditionally a gathering place for many different groups of Inuit, the community is now home to many Inuit artists and carvers. Carvers work on medium suitable to large-scale pieces…

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Cape Dorset

The coastline of south Baffin Island is rugged, beautiful and plentiful, and the Inuit of this region refer to themselves as Sikusilaarmiut. The name refers to the lack of ice along this coast or, more accurately, that the waters of the Hudson Strait stay open beyond the edge of the ice floe, even in winter.…

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Non Native

We have included hand-picked selected Non-Native artists in this collection because of their talented and creative work. We believe the creativity of these artists is heavily inspired by our Canadian Native art and culture. We conclude these artists do not imitate Native Art in any aspect but rather accept Canadian Native beliefs and borrow specific…

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Non-Native

We have included hand-picked selected Non-Native artists in this collection because of their talented and creative work. We believe the creativity of these artists is heavily inspired by our Canadian Native art and culture. We conclude these artists do not imitate Native Art in any aspect but rather accept Canadian Native beliefs and borrow specific…

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Pangnirtung

Pangnirtung means “the place of the bull caribou” in Inuktitut. It is located on a narrow coastal plain against a spectacular backdrop of high mountains and a winding river valley, and is surrounded by spectacular fiords. Legend has it, that a hunter named Atagooyuk gave the place its name well over 100 years ago, when…

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Ulukhaktok (Holman)

Ulukhaktok (formerly known as Holman until April 1, 2006) is a small hamlet, located on the west coast of Victoria Island in the Northwest Territories, where the population is 90% Inuvialuit or Inuit, is also home to a variety of animals, birds and fish. The terrain is very hilly with steep bluffs and cliffs. Ulukhaktok,…

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Woodland

“Woodland” or “Legends” style of painting The Woodland school of art is originally attributed to Ojibwe artist, Norval Morrisseau from the Sandy Point Reserve in Northwestern Ontario who drew inspiration from the pictography traditionally incised on rocks and sacred birch bark scrolls and his understanding of native spirituality. His work represents an innovative vocabulary which…

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