7) Christi Belcourt

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7) Christi Belcourt

Christi Belcourt (apihtâwikosisâniskwêw / mânitow sâkahikanihk) is a Métis visual artist, author, community organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, and avid land-based arts and language learner.

A recipient of several awards of note including a Premier’s Award in the Arts, a Governor General’s Award for Innovation and an Honorary Doctorates from both Algoma University and Wilfrid Laurier University. Her paintings are found within many public and permanent collections across North America.

Christi has also organized several large national community-based projects of note including Walking With Our Sisters, the Willisville Mountain Project, and various works done with Onaman Collective. She donates much of her time and income to supporting Indigenous language revitalization.

She is the author of Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Métis Plant Use, which, using her artwork, has been turned into a beautiful Medicines to Help Us Kit (Book and Beautiful Prints).