Christi Belcourt (Michif / Lac Ste. Anne, AB) is a visual artist, designer, community organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, and avid land-based arts and language learner.
Her paintings are found within many public and permanent collections across North America including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Gabriel Dumont Museum, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery among others. She was named the Aboriginal Arts Laureate for 2014 by the Ontario Arts Council. In 2016 she received both the Premiers Arts Award and a Governor General’s Award for Innovation.
Christi has also organized several large national community based projects of note including Walking With Our Sisters, the Willisville Mountain Project, Nimkii Aazhibikong and various works done within the Onaman Collective that she formed with Isaac Murdoch and Erin Konsmo in 2014. Christi donates the proceeds from her collaborations and awards to Nimkii Aazhibikong, the year-round Indigenous language and traditional arts camp that she, along with a small group of people, started in 2017. The camp is committed to the revitalization of Anishinaabemowin language along with providing opportunities for Elders and Youth to come together in a land-based learning environment.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- Articles from Minding Nature:
Before There Was Light
- Before There Was Light
A response to “What stories does the land hold?”
- Christi Belcourt Artwork
View Christi Belcourt’s artworks
- Nimkii Aazhibikonh
Learn more about the language community for Anishinaabemowin language revitalization, land based practices, and the arts.
- Onaman Collective
Find out more about the work of the Onaman Collective, co-founded by Christi Belcourt, Isaac Murdoch, and Erin Konsmo.