CNACA is seeking artists to attend/perform at the Northern Lights Conference Feb. 5-8 2020 in Ottawa

CNACA is seeking artists to attend/perform at the Northern Lights Conference to be held Feb. 5-8 2020 in Ottawa.

Criteria

  • One youth and one open category artist to attend/perform at the Northern Lights Conference Feb. 5-8 in Ottawa.
  • If you are a performer, you must have original songs in Cree.
  • If you are an artist, you must have a wide selection of items and be able to talk confidently with potential buyers to tell your story behind the art.

Northern Lights Conference

The event will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, from February 5-8, 2020. The four-day event is expected to attract 200 exhibitors and 1,200 delegates. Visit the following links to learn more about the various aspects of Northern Lights.

 


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Dow-Imrie
Special Projects & Events Coordinator
sarah.dowimrie@cnaca.ca

Tel: 418-745-2444 x.3222
Fax: 418-745-2324

 

CNACA is seeking artists for the Montreal Crafts Show – Salon des métiers d’Arts to be held in December

CNACA is seeking artists for the Montreal Crafts Show – Salon des métiers d’Arts to be held in December. Pending funding, we are looking for artists who have a large quantity of products to sell and be available to stay for 10 days.

Montreal Crafts Show – Salon des métiers d’Arts

This is the most anticipated Quebec arts and crafts show of the year! With nearly 60 years to its credit and more than 350 exhibitors from all over the province and even from outside Canada, this is a major “must-visit” cultural event in Montreal.

Place Bonaventure
December 6 to 22, 2019

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Dow-Imrie
Special Projects & Events Coordinator
sarah.dowimrie@cnaca.ca

Tel: 418-745-2444 x.3222
Fax: 418-745-2324

 


 

 

CNACA is looking for entries for the Eeyou Online Poetry & Song Writing competition

Ouje-Bougoumou, June 28, 2019– The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association in collaboration with Counseil des arts de Montreal and Cree Nation Youth Council are pleased to announce the Eeyou Online Poetry & song writing  competition. Open to all JBNQA beneficiaries, submissions are now open until October 30th, 2019. All submissions must be recorded and submitted via “we transfer” to Communications & Marketing Officer Roxanne Mianscum at roxanne.mianscum@cnaca.ca. To register and become a member, please visit our website at www.cnaca.ca

Criteria for the competition is as is; for ages 18+, participants must have at least 3 stanza’s with three lines (only one refrain). Posted Online on CNACA Facebook page for judging and special language prize determined by coastal and inland language ambassadors. For ages 10-17, participants must have two stanza’s with three lines. Sung or reading.

General guidelines for submissions for all ages:

One submission only
Must be in Cree
Must be new work, never been professionally recorded
Open to all JBNQA beneficiaries

Song writing & Poetry writing/song writing:                      Youth prizes (Ages 10-17)

1st: $1000                                                                                      1st: $300
2nd: $750                                                                                      2nd: $250
3rd: $500                                                                                       3rd: $200
Honorable mention: $250                                                        Honorable mention: $150
Special language prize: $250                                                   Special language prize: $150

For more information, please contact the following:

Roxanne Mianscum
Communications & Marketing Officer
Work: 418-745-2444 ext. 3693
Email: roxanne.mianscum@cnaca.ca

Whapmagoostui Youth artists Shannon Natachequan and Vivianne Sheshamush to attend the Montreal First Peoples Festival

Cree Native Arts and Crafts, in collaboration with the Cree Nation Youth Council and CALQ, are pleased to have Whapmagoostui Youth artists, Shannon Natachequan and Vivianne Sheshamush attend the Montreal First People’s Festival, Aug. 10 and 11 at Place des Festivals, 1-8 pm.

13th Annual General Assembly for Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association – Chisasibi

 

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC June 20, 2019– The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) announces its 13th Annual General Meeting to be held on August 14-15, 2019 at the Mitchuap Auditorium in Chisasibi, QC. This year’s theme is “Cree arts for our future generations”

The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association Annual General Meeting will have its general elections of the new Board of Directors and review of General by-laws and annual reports. It is with honor, respect, and gratitude that we extend an invitation to all members of the association as well as the general public to join us as we present the activities of the association.

What: 13th Annual General Assembly for Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association
When: August 14-15, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Mitchuap Auditorium, Chisasibi, QC

For the past few years, the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association has made progress in providing the services and pro¬grams required by the artistic communities of Eeyou Istchee. The objective of this year’s theme is to promote additional support for our artists and artisans while encouraging the Cree leadership and communities to create a partnership to increase the production of works of art done by our people. Our goal is to provide our Artists & Artisans the opportunity to flourish and continue to create the beautiful works of art in Eeyou Istchee.

A new event was added this year, The Eeyou Istchee Arts & Crafts Marketplace will be the pillar to showcase the arts and crafts. The event will be held at the Mitchuap Auditorium from 7PM-9PM on August 14 & 15th. Artists will be able to sell crafts and network. A section will be reserved for performers and musicians.

If you are interested in participating, please contact your local CNACA representative. On behalf of the members and Board of Directors of CNACA, we look forward to meeting you at the Annual General Meeting.

For more information, please contact the following:

Gaston Cooper, Executive Director
Telephone: 418-745-2444 ext. 333
Email: cooperg@cnaca.ca

Roxanne Mianscum,
Communications & Marketing Officer
Telephone: 418-745-2444 ext.3693
Email: roxanne.mianscum@cnaca.ca

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Chapais en Fête is proud to present a show by Diane Bosum, Oujé-Bougoumou artist.

 

 

For its second edition, the team of Chapais en Fête is proud to present a show by Diane Bosum, Oujé-Bougoumou artist.

To learn more about this artist, check out her YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/Diane758/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

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Indigenous Arts and Crafts Demonstrations

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019

Four artisans will give arts and crafts demonstrations in Copp’s Square, Georgeville (Canton de Stanstead)
• Paul-Conrad Carignan, drum making
• Brigitte Dubois, dream catcher making
• Isabelle Neeposh (CNACA), beading
• Deborah Ratt, beading

 

 

 

KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples

Tim Whiskeychan will be representing CNACA.

Meet with Indigenous Peoples.  August 30 – September 2, 2019.

Performances by talented artists, discussions on the issues faced by Indigenous peoples, films, workshops on traditional knowledge, demonstrations of art and crafts as well as meeting people that will touch you.

It is a unique opportunity to learn about the realities, issues and cultures of First Nations and Inuit in a festive atmosphere. The Huron-Wendat Nation as a host Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador invite you to this event from August 30 to September 2, 2019, at the place de l’Assemblée-Nationale in Quebec City!

Admission is free! For more info, please visit, http://www.kwequebec.com/en/

 

 

 

Inland baby rattle and moccasin making- March 20-22, 2019

Create an opportunity for the passing of knowledge and tradition in cree, With traditional teachers Alice Shecapio-Blacksmith and teacher Judy Shecapio-Blacksmith, Ouje’s elder Charlie Bosum was the teacher for the baby rattle workshop- he provided materials needed for the rokshop, such as crooked knives for all participants. He also took the time to prepare the hides for use and hung the rattle frames at his camp for fast-drying so we could complete the project in three days. Throughout the three day workshop, we had guest speakers talk about the reinforce the importance of maintaining culture and tradition in constructing a strong family unit and to also promote the arts and crafts industry as a viable source of income. We had guest speaker Wayne Rabbitskin present on the effects of inter-generational trauma through his own personal story. He discussed the important role fathers play in the lives of their children and about the concept of ‘forgiveness’.  Wednesday, we invited Cree Nation Government Cree Language Coordinator, Dorothy Stewart.  She spoke about the importance of maintaining the Cree language in the home, how it is the parents’ responsibility to maintain this important aspect of culture.  We also had a discussion for the moms on the use of the ‘moss bag’ and how it provides security for babies.  Thursday, we welcomed Mistissini storyteller Thomas Coon.  He entertained the group with amusing stories that had deep messages about the commitment to such family values as protection, sharing and humility. 

Roc your mocs- November 20-22, 2018

The project took place over four days at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute; Tuesday November 20 – Thursday, November 22, 4-8 pm and Friday 1-5pm.  Project was a collaborative effort between Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute and local Department of Justice and Correctional Services.  Goal for project was to teach the importance of passing a traditional skills, promotion of arts and crafts and promotional of family and teachers working together with you to learn and teach each other to build strong relationships. Project was successful with the participants.