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.
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.
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.