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Indigenous Art Series

Tewanee Joseph, a member of the Squamish First Nation and CEO of Tewanee Consulting Group, hosted interviews with each of the three artists and coordinated communications efforts surrounding the program.  Read more to see what they discussed.

 

Tracey Anthony resides on Six Nations. His father was Six Nations/Delaware, his Mother from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

He is the Owner/Sole Proprietor of Vision Artworks which produces custom apparel screen printing, vinyl decals and signage, promotional items, graphic design, limited edition prints, and original mixed media artworks.

 

Yul Baker was born in North Vancouver, BC and is of mixed native descent.  Yul carries two traditional names, one from the Kwakwaka’wakw (“Walla-bossa-ma”) and one from the Nuu-chah-nulth (“Ge-mock-soth”). In February of 2008, Yul graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, which was led by Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida artist, Dan Wallace.

He is an avid athlete and won a World Championship in lacrosse with the Rochester Knighthawks in 1997. Yul has been working as an artist since 2003 and has trained with established artists Klathe-Bhi and Ray Natrall. Yul primarily carves masks, in both red and yellow cedar.

 

Jordan Tehaweiakaron Thompson lives in Akwesasne, NY. He is of the Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

He is an Education Specialist at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

Special thanks to Pete Natrall and Jonas Worth, for coordinating such an inspirational group of individuals to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month.

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