Onywahteretsih. The roots of Aboriginal imagination are ancient and run deep. Possessing a sensitivity specific to the three Americas, Aboriginal art - that is First Nations, Métis and Inuit art, expresses the Oterah'. This word of the Wendat language expresses an inclusive vision of the relationships between humans, land and landscapes, but also ethical and aesthetic attitudes towards nature, natural elements and the spirit of objects. We must see in Aboriginal art a manifestation intelligibility open to the sacred, ancestral heritage, festivities, crafts and art as initiated knowledge, skill and savoirvivre together. This is what emerges from the activism of these new hunters/shamans/warriors through contemporary art. Their metamorphoses are pictorial, sculptural performative, oral, poetic and literary, musical, as well as digital and numerical.

Aboriginal art

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