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Indigenous Artists

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A Creative Approach to Building Strength in Our Communities      

Course Outline

The Indigenous Artists Program at Blue Quills is an invitation to pursue your learning and talent through the contexts of Indigenous knowledge and practice. It is about the artists, about human beings deeply engaging in all dimensions, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, about developing a sense of wholeness of being and purpose, and with that awareness, exploring opportunities to create works that will tell the story of our people. We are of the land, we have responsibilities gifted to us by the Creator, we learn from our ancestors and through ceremony. Our languages carry our knowledge, and our artists tell our stories. Our world is about our relations, our ancestry. This program invites Indigenous Artists to carry the voice and vision of their ancestors of this land.

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Art is about reflecting meaning. In its highest form of expression, it is magic.  (Cajete, 1994)

Admission Requirements:

  • Vision, passion, determination
  • Application & fees
  • Language assessment
  • Artists statement (intent/philosophy of art)
  • Portfolio of art work
  • 2 reference letters (character/ professional)
  • Interview with Coordinator

The Curriculum Framework:

The curriculum framework is grounded in Natural Law, Spiritual Practice, Ceremony, Values & Ethics, and a belief that learning is life-long, wholistic, interdependent, process oriented, and experiential.

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To apply:

BQ Application Form (Fillable)

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