Christi Belcourt

By Sherry Farrell Racette, Nadia Kurd, and Dylan Miner
By (artist) Christi Belcourt

Christi Belcourt
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Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist whose ancestry originates from the historic Métis community of Mânitou Sâkhigan (Lac Ste. Anne) in Alberta. She has a deep respect for Mother Earth and the traditions and knowledge of her people. She is also known for her work as ... Read more


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Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist whose ancestry originates from the historic Métis community of Mânitou Sâkhigan (Lac Ste. Anne) in Alberta. She has a deep respect for Mother Earth and the traditions and knowledge of her people. She is also known for her work as a community-based artist, environmentalist, and advocate for the lands, waters, and rights of Indigenous peoples.

Christi Belcourt is the first book devoted exclusively to Belcourt’s life and work: her early paintings showcasing the natural world’s beauty and interconnectedness, her monumental "flower beadwork" paintings, and her recent collaborations with Isaac Murdoch, an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper. Drawn from a national touring exhibition, these works of art inspire reflection, provoke conversation, and call for action.

The book, with text in English and Anishinaabemowin, features a powerful artist’s statement by Christi Belcourt, and illuminating essays written by scholars Sherry Farrell Racette, Dylan Miner, and exhibition curator Nadia Kurd.

Sherry Farrell Racette

Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette (Algonquin / Métis / Irish) is a member of Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec (unceded Algonquin territory). She is an artist, interdisciplinary scholar and curator, and currently teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina.

Nadia Kurd

Dr. Nadia Kurd is an art historian who has worked at diverse arts organizations. She is the former Curator of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (2010-18) and is currently the Curator of the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection in Edmonton.

Dylan Miner

Dr. Dylan Miner is an artist, activist and scholar, and is currently the Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Professor at Michigan State University. He descends from the Historic Georgian Bay Métis Community and is a registered citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

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