This website was created for the First Nation artists, crafters and photographers of the Nishnawbe-Aski area to showcase their beautiful creations.
The current gallery is full of images from artists who have kindly consented to have their beautiful works of art displayed. If you are one of those artists and would like to begin using this website again, you can do so by creating an account.
If you would like to showcase your artwork here you simply need to create a user account and add digital photos of your work. Please read the FAQs for more information. Updates are continuing to happen to serve you better!
Please send any questions or comments to the site administrator with this online contact form.
The Nishnawbe-Aski are the First Nations people of Northwestern Ontario. The Nishnawbe-Aski consists of several ancestry/language groups such as the Ojibway, the Cree, and the Oji-Cree. Many of NAN communities are located in remote, isolated areas accessible only by plane. During the winter months many communities can be reached by winter roads.
The traditional NAN languages are often the primary language used in everyday life. Most members of NAN communities share a close relationship with the environment. Many ancestral traditions such as trapping, hunting and fishing are still practiced today.
Contrary to popular belief, many of the communities have modern day conveniences the rest of Canada takes for granted, such as: Telephone, hydro, running water, modern electronic appliances, and in some cases, satellite television. Many of these services have only been made available in the last decade. However, there are still First Nations communities which have only one telephone servicing an entire community, and lack other fundamental infrastructure facilities available to other Canadians.