Colouring it Forward: Colouring Book Northern Dene Art & Wisdom

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An informative colouring book, discover Northern Dene ancestral knowledge shared by the late Dene elder George Blondin while you colour in gorgeous Chipewyan Dene artwork by Michael Fatt and beautiful Gwich’in Dene art by Christiana Latham.  This colouring book series helps supports two artists and the elder to furthering economic development for indigenous artists.

Material: Paper

Measurement: 8.5L x 0.35W x 11H inches

Weight: 14.6 oz

Sku: 00102

$24.00

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About The Artist

Colouring it Forward Inc.

Colouring It Forward is a social enterprise including a not-for-profit organization called CIF Reconciliation Society and a business called Colouring It Forward Inc. The purpose of the social enterprise is to advance education on Indigenous issues, art, language, and culture through a grassroots approach. CIF Reconciliation Society works in collaboration with organizations such as Kamotaan Consulting and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society to deliver art-based workshops and events that provide education on Indigenous ways of knowing and promote healing and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Diana Frost is the inspiration behind Colouring It Forward. Originally from Quebec, Frost spent her teenage years in Western Africa, which was an early awakening to different cultures and the difficulties of living in a developing country.

Following that experience, she obtained a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Sherbrooke with the intention of helping people to improve their standard of living by working on water and sanitation projects.
Frost is an Algonquin Métis, an artist, and a musician. A percentage of the proceeds from the colouring books goes to the artists and elders, as well as community projects to generate jobs, and support small businesses and education programming.

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