Jaime Koebel speaks on keeping tradition relevant

Jaime Morse (formerly Koebel) is Nehiyaw/Michif (Cree/Métis) from Lac La Biche, AB and has lived in Ottawa since 2000. She is an Indigenous arts activator, activating stories and teachings of social, political and cultural matters through Indigenous arts and culture. As an artist her practice includes carrying on traditions of fish scale art, using porcupine quills/hair and caribou/moose hair. Jaime also practices Métis beadwork which includes land mapping and storytelling and her drawings reflect floral imagery based on traditional Indigenous knowledge.

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Jaime Morse (formerly Koebel) is Nehiyaw/Michif (Cree/Métis) from Lac La Biche, AB and has lived in Ottawa since 2000. She is an Indigenous arts activator, activating stories and teachings of social, political and cultural matters through Indigenous arts and culture.

As an artist her practice includes carrying on traditions of fish scale art, using porcupine quills/hair and caribou/moose hair. Jaime also practices Métis beadwork which includes land mapping and storytelling and her drawings reflect floral imagery based on traditional Indigenous knowledge.

As the founder of “Indigenous Walks,” a walking tour through downtown Ottawa exploring landscape, architecture, art and monuments through an Indigenous perspective. Jaime, helps to connect others to history and culture, inspiring and empowering people through art, dance, education and traditional practices.

Jaime will be speaking on traditional practices passed down to her, how she applies those traditions to her art, and how the connection to tradition through research and sharing keeps it relevant, not only for the present but for future generations.

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