Colouring Book - Discover Cree Nation Art & Wisdom
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Each 11"x 8.5"colouring book features:
Artwork from two Indigenous artists from a First Nation
Teachings and stories from an Indigenous Elder
This is more than just a colouring book.
The Cree Nation Art & Wisdom colouring book (3rd Edition) features the beautiful art created by Cree artist Delree Dumont as well as teachings and stories from John Sinclair, a Cree elder born in Alberta. Part of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the artist, to Mr. Sinclair and to Ka Ni Kanichihk for their Cree cultural revitalization programs.
Delree Dumont is an Indigenous woman whose family is from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Delree excelled in the arts from the time that she was a child and has painted throughout her life, even while working in the oil and gas industry for 32 years. Delree's style varies between realism and pointillism. Her pointillism paintings appear to be like beadwork on canvas. In 2014, she left the oil and gas industry to pursue her dream of opening a native art gallery. She opened Delree's Native Art Gallery on October 6, 2015 in honour of her mom's birthday and celebrates every year on this date. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Delree chose to close down the gallery in 2019.
John Sinclair's roots go back to Good Fish Lake First Nation and Ermineskin First Nation. Given the laws of the time, his grandparents both lost their status due to marrying non-Indigenous persons. His grandfather received scrip and was declared as Métis of the Wolf Lake settlement. John identifies as a non-status Cree person. He is a second generation survivor of the residential school system. He grew up in the bush and loved the lifestyle. At age 10, his grandparents, who raised him, moved to Edmonton. He was introduced to discrimination from other school kids and soon learned that violence kept him safe. Violence and substance abuse became a way of life and soon he was in conflict with the law. It was while he was incarcerated that John was introduced to his culture. For the past 25 years, he has been learning about ceremonial way of life. He has earned the rights to carry a pipe and conduct various ceremonies. John has worked for Correctional Services Canada since 2000, beginning in programs and since 2006, as an Elder.