My heart overflows with love for the beauty of this world. The mystery of this planet and this universe is too vast and too powerful to even begin to understand. All I know is that all life, even the rocks, need to be treated with respect.
– Christi Belcourt
Christi Belcourt working in her studio
Christi Belcourt (1966-) is a Michif (Métis) artist raised in Ontario. She works primarily in painting and beadwork, and has been cited for her painting techniques mimicking beadwork. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and worldwide; a stained glass window of her design is exhibited in the Centre Block.
Walking With Our Sisters Shingwauk Auditorium 2014
Belcourt is a committed activist, as well as an artist. In 2012 she created the Walking With Our Sisters art installation, to remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. She is a founder of the Onaman Collective, an artistic movement fighting “for social change and justice for Indigenous peoples.”