A Tippee of Knowledge
A Tippee of Knowledge
Dimensions: 20” x 16”
Wonderful gift idea for anyone.
Here is my art in celebration of indigenous people of Canada.
Canada’s three distinct groups of Indigenous peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs that are woven into the fabric of our country. More than 1.4 million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person.
In Canada, the term Indigenous peoples (or Aboriginal peoples) refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Indigenous people are the original inhabitants of the land that is now Canada.
First Nations -'First Nations people' include Status and non-Status Indians.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, more than 1.4 million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person – that equals 4% of the Canadian population. Of this number, 50% percent are registered Indians and 15% identify as non-Status Indians.
There are more than 630 First Nation communities in Canada, which represent more than 50 Nations and 50 Indigenous languages.
Inuit are the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic.
Three-quarters of Inuit in Canada live in 53 communities across the northern regions of Canada in Inuit Nunangat, which means "the place where Inuit live." Inuit Nunangat is comprised of four regions: Inuvialuit (NWT and Yukon), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (Labrador).
Métis and Non-Status Indians - The Métis and Non-Status Indian Relations Directorate works primarily with Aboriginal representative organizations who represent the interests of Métis and non-status Indians (MNSI) and other off-reserve Aboriginal organizations.
The Cree (Cree: Nēhiyaw; French: Cri) are one of the largest groups of First Nations in North America, with over 200,000 members living in Canada. The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Each of these groups gave us their art, song and poetry. They also represent a need help in restoration. So many missing or murdered women, adult and youth addictions and so much brokenness. May we not be a part of the problem but the healing.