Indigenous art

How Kent Monkman’s alter ego is challenging colonial history

Through the lens of his glamorous alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, artist Kent Monkman amends the historical record.

The Cree beaded hood (Courtesy of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute)

Canada’s museums are slowly starting to return Indigenous artifacts

The western world is under growing pressure to confront issues around the rightful ownership of art and artifacts. In Canada, that reckoning has just begun.

Dana Claxton, Lasso, 2018, LED firebox with transmounted lightjet duratrans. (Courtesy of Dana Claxton/Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery/Audain BC Art Acquisition Fund)

Dana Claxton’s ‘Lasso’ layers Lakota aesthetics, hip hop culture and the Wild West

The Hunkpapa Lakota artist’s subversive and playful work confronts stereotypes of Indigenous people in popular culture

A cultural renaissance is blooming in Canada, led by Black and Indigenous artists

Laila El Mugammar: At its centre is public art, literature and more. The Canada emerging is one where I am visible.

Kevin Loring in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The award-winning playwright, actor and inaugural artistic director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre sat down with senior writer Paul Wells

Jordan Abel (Sweetmoon Photography)

Poet Jordan Abel pieces together his past in his latest book ‘Nishga’

Abel mines his family’s painful story, exploring the impacts of residential schools and intergenerational trauma, in a new literary work of poetry, art and archival documents

‘That’s my auntie’: A new book reframes photos from Indigenous communities

When Paul Seesequasis started posting archival images on social media to shine a light on the resilience of Indigenous communities, thousands of people responded


The ecstasy of Norval Morrisseau

In 2004, the Ojibway artist’s vibrant work was getting the loftiest curatorial attention


When Norval Morrisseau talks, others listen; where he goes, disciples follow

From 1979: The Ojibway artist was visited by the Thunderbird deity, who told him he had been chosen for a special mission