This online Google Site will feature information about selected Indigenous art forms practiced in Saskatchewan as well as information about artists that practice these arts. It will include recordings, interviews, links, and information about a selection of the artists’ publications, as well as a selection of available instructional materials for those accessing the resource to utilize. The resource is intended for educational purposes and will feature at least four Indigenous artists, and their unique art form.
Nicolle DeGagné is a Métis Library Technician living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 territory and homeland of the Métis. She has worked in Indigenous-focused libraries for the last 7 years, currently serving as Library Resource Facilitator at the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) Library. She is passionate about being creative, crafty, and learning through art. Beading, knitting, and sewing are her favorite creative outlets. Nicolle facilitates beading workshops for students, as well as ‘come-and-go’ learn to knit sessions in her library. She is in the process of establishing a Métis Cultural Connections corner at the GDI library where students and staff can come to learn about and participate in traditional Métis art forms.