Canadian Indigenous Art – Culture, Heritage and Nature

Art is intrinsic to the way that indigenous peoples have preserved their culture and their heritage. Canada, in particular, is a treasure trove of indigenous art whether it is painting, printmaking, sculpture, weaving and/or embroidery. Indigenous¬†art displays a rich symbolism that reflects the artists’ reverence and respect for a unique way of life that one might call mystical. The images in our collection reflect the importance of and concerns for wildlife and the environment.

The artwork in our indigenous collection comes to us from a variety of indigenous peoples including the First Nations, the Inuit and the Metis.


Canadian Indigenous Artists