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Maïtée Saganash

Traditional & Contemporary:
Multidisciplinary Arts:

Location: Waswanipi


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Short description of your art.

Columnist for The Nation magazine and Métro Montréal / Poet / Beadwork artist

Where did you learn your art?

My aunts and grandmother passed down their knowledge on traditional crafts to me. My father taught me how to read and write at the age of 3 years old.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I like to meet people and hear their stories. It is my main source of inspiration.

What other art forms do you practice?

I'm pretty good at sewing and embroidery, I will give myself that.

Have you ever received any awards or special recognition?

Best columnist of the year 2019 from the Quebec Community Newspaper Association

Do you sell your work? If so, How?

I sometimes take orders for beadwork and bead for my family members. I'm also published in different medias.

Has your art work ever been mentioned in any media?


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