Indigenous Group of Seven

Thunderbird Woman by Daphne Odjig, recreated by Mike Valcourt and Peatr Thomas

In celebration and anticipation of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21st, the WAG recognizes and honours the heritage, cultures and valuable contributions to society by First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

In celebration of Indigenous arts, Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art, shares the artistic legacies and artwork of Norval Morrisseau and Daphne Odjig, members of the Professional Native Indian Arts Incorporated; as well as local artists Mike Valcourt and Peater Thomas’ reproduction mural on the Duckworth Centre created in collaboration with Synonym Art Consultation and the University of Winnipeg. Video editing by Jocelyn Piirainen, WAG Assistant Curator of Inuit Art.

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