Onaman Collective

Onaman Collective is three artists, Christi Belcourt, Isaac Murdoch and Erin Konsmo. Together they form a group of  indigenous artists and environmentalists who love the land and believe in the spirits of the land.

Isaac Murdoch, whose Ojibway name is Manzinapkinegego’anaabe / Bombgiizhik is from the fish clan and is from Serpent River First Nation. Among his areas of expertise are traditional ojibway paint, imagery/symbolism, harvesting, medicine walks, & ceremonial knowledge, cultural camps, Anishinaabeg oral history, birch bark canoe making, birch bark scrolls, youth and elders workshops.

Christi Belcourt is a Michif visual artist with a deep respect for the traditions and knowledge of her people. Her ancestry is from Mânitow Sâkahikan, and she has lived along the North Shore of Lake Huron for 15+ years. The majority of her work explores and celebrates the beauty of the natural world. Author of Medicines To Help Us (Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2007), Beadwork (Ningwakwe Learning Press, 2010) Christi’s work is found within the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gabriel Dumont Institute, the Indian and Inuit Art Collection, Parliament Hill, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Canadian Museum of Civilization, First People’s Hall.

Erin Marie Konsmo is the Media Arts Justice & Projects Coordinator for the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. She is Métis/Cree from the historic Métis communities of Onoway/Lac St. Anne, Alberta. She is a self-taught community-engaged visual and multi-media Indigenous artist, supporting community to create their own art and expressions around sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. Her art practice is based in community spaces, culture, and Indigenous led media and arts initiatives.

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