Photo Essay: Artists sale promotes Indigenous art, businesses

Soap, incense, puzzles, and other hand made crafts were part of the Indigenous Craft Market. (Daniel Salas/AQ)

The St. Thomas University Reconciliation Committee hosted an artists sale on Nov. 23 at James Dunn Hall.

The event, which featured arts and crafts, baked goods and take home meals, and clothes and jewelry, was aimed at promoting local Indigenous people, businesses and art.

Check out the photos from the event taken by The Aquinian’s photo editor, Daniel Salas.

Terry Paul-Thyffault from Woodstock First Nation selling some of her hand-crafted goods from her stand students at St. Thomas University. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Laylia Bennett poses for a portrait with their stand, where they sold hand-crafted goods like earrings and beaded bracelets. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Autumn Sappier-Paul poses for a portrait next to her stand on her artist stand, where she sold some of her paintings from Aqanute Creations. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Willow Francis sold clothing from her online store, Red Willow Creations, which focuses on making designs that promote Indigenous culture. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Jenna Nicholas sold some of her artwork and handcrafted designs like dream catchers and paintings. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Natasha Barlow sold clothing items as earrings, bonnets and bracelets from her online store @Laughing_Bear_Arts. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Asha Bear is a jewelry maker who sells earrings, bracelets and other materials with colorful designs from her online store @bearbeadwork. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Kyana Kingbird, left, and Serena Kingbird sold handcrafted goods like bracelets and earrings. (Daniel Salas/AQ)
Jonah Simonds, left, and Makira Asprey, posing for a portrait at a table for the STU Reconciliation Committee, were the organizers of the local Indigenous artists sale. (Daniel Salas/AQ)