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Sam Bighetty Sam Bighetty
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Kalum Teke Dan Kalum Teke Dan
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Delree Dumont Delree Dumont
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April Mecredi April Mecredi
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Designers
Tracy George Heese Tracey George Heese
Timeless Shadows Clothing
Kendal Netmaker Kendal Netmaker
Neechie Gear Clothing
 
Health and Wellness
Carrie Langevin Carrie Langevin
Mother Earth Essentials
 
Jewellry Designers
Troy Knowlton Troy Knowlton
Blackfoot Rocks and Gems
 
Musical Instruments
  Daniel Crane
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Sam Bighetty Sam Bighetty

Samuel Bighetty is a Woodland Cree from Pukatawagan First Nation, Manitoba. He is 39 years old and has been painting since 14 years of age. He started off with a pencil, then with a pen, then moved over to acrylic and found he loves working with this medium. He comes from a long line of family artists. His older brother taught him how to paint, as well as, watching and learning from other family members. He enjoys the way people react to his work and it makes him very happy that he can give them that enjoyment.

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Kalum Teke Dan Kalum Teke Dan

Kalum Teke Dan is a local artist from Calgary who originates from the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta. He was first inspired to create art from his grandparents, who were known internationally for their bead work and traditional regalia. Mostly self-taught, and dealing in both oil and watercolour, Kalum has become known for his strong portraiture and his stunning wildlife depictions.

An avid attendee of Pow-Wows and other traditional ceremonies, he bases his portraits on real life people; those who portray the strength and the pride of the People as a whole. As with the animals he paints, it is the spirit he manages to capture on the canvas.

Traveling extensively, Kalum has also become known for his murals and is collected both nationally and internationally and has plans to travel to Europe to share the art and the culture of his people.

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Delree Dumont Kalum Teke Dan

Delree Dumont is a First Nation woman whose family is from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Delree always excelled in the arts since she was a child and continued painting throughout her life, even while working in the oil and gas industry for 32 years.

She paints mostly in acrylics but has enjoyed painting with oils and watercolors. She enjoys painting wildlife, horses and aboriginal dancers in their regalia.

Her style varies between realism and pointillism. Her pointillism paintings appear to be like bead work on canvas and she enjoys seeing peoples reaction when they get up close to her paintings.

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April Mecredi April Mecredi

April Mecredi was born in Calgary, AB. Her ancestral background is Cree/Metis. In her childhood, her parents moved from Calgary to Rocky Mountain House, AB. Moving to Rocky provided diverse experiences stemming from living in the bush; going to a one - room school house; living in poverty and starvation, and interacting with her mother's extended aboriginal family. It was a cultural shock, combined with devastating experiences, that was etched forever into memory, later influencing her art.

April graduated with a Visual Arts Diploma and additional art studies from Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB. As a former Life Skills coach, she integrated all life experiences into her paintings when teaching or painting.

As an emerging artist, April has exhibited in several art shows and received several awards and certificates of excellence.

Her painting, 'The Dancer', was purchased by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Soon after, she won second place at an annual Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest; followed by the Peace Hills Award ceremony given to honor the artist.

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Carrie Langevin
Carrie Langevin

Mother Earth Essentials was founded by Carrie Langevin who comes from a long line of Cree Medicine women. Her passion is sharing Aboriginal culture and the vehicle for her message is her products. Carrie has based her company on traditional Aboriginal teachings and a philosophy steeped in respect and honor for the environment and the beautiful plants used in her luxurious bath, body and beauty line.

Carrie blends the finest essential oils, berries, medicinal, and ceremonial plants that Mother Earth provides with the teachings she learned as a young girl.

“I remember gathering plants and berries with my Grandmother while she shared her stories and her deep understanding of traditional plants and their uses,” says Carrie. “My grandmother healed us with her medicinal plants – everything from pink eye, sore throats, stomach ailments, aches and pains, and infections. She’d make us these beautiful, healing teas,” she says.

Carrie started to realize that, overall, there is a lack of awareness about the significant contributions Aboriginal people have made in the areas of plants and their medicinal uses. The pharmaceutical industry currently uses over 200 plants traditionally used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Yet, Carrie realized from 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, there were no products created from Aboriginal knowledge.

It’s easy to miss out on the beauty of Aboriginal culture and ceremonies when you don’t understand them. My mission is to spread awareness and appreciation. My vehicle for this message is Mother Earth Essentials. Every one of our products has a description of the traditional Aboriginal ingredients and their use.

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Daniel Crane

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