Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Period 1 & 2 – NAC10
Welcome Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 9 Indigenous Art classes!
You are here today to CELEBRATE Indigenous artists, not to mention in-person learning!!!
There are a few good ways to search artists, musicians, etc. for your assignment. The first way is to look at the Virtual Library using Canadian Encyclopedia. This is a very reputable and trustworthy source. Remember that you first have to use the yellow FIND tile, select your grade range (9-12) and in this case, the subject should be Indigenous Studies.
When you have the Canadian Encyclopedia open, a good search term to use is: Influential Indigenous (Enter 1 of the following categories: Musicians/Artists/Authors/Actors/Writers/Entrepreneurs & Activists) in Canada.
For example: Influential Indigenous Musicians in Canada or Looking for an Indigenous Author or Wordsmith? https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/influential-indigenous-authors-in-canada
If you know who you want to research, Google their name. They may already have their own website.
If you know the artist’s name you can also have a look at the following websites: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canadian Geographic, Widewalls, Toronto Arts Council, The National Gallery of Canada, DaVic Gallery-Native Canadian Arts
The Ontario Performing Arts Presenting Network has a series of resources about Indigenous Art and Artists across Ontario. Resource List: Indigenous Art and Artists | Ontario Performing Arts Presenting Network (ontariopresents.ca)
Youtube may also be useful in terms of adding video clips; just remember to spell their name correctly when searching for clips.Indigenous-Artists