The Call for Arts & Culture Leaders is now OPEN!

The Northern Sport, Culture & Recreation District is seeking Northern Arts and Culture Artists and Leaders to register with us!

Why Register?

An opportunity to promote your work and knowledge. Celebrate Northern Arts, Culture and Traditional Knowledge. Access to NSCRD Provincial and National programs and services.

Benefits to you?

Chance to be profiled on the NSCRD website, social media networks and the NSCRD provincial partners media. Potential for groups and organizations to reach out to you; build & promote business.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who is practicing Arts and Culture from the Northern District of Saskatchewan.

Registration here!

Kelleen Blouin

Box 11 Cranberry Portage, MB R0B 0H0
Box 422 Creighton, SK S0P0A0

Nemihitowok Hoop Troupe Facebook & Instagram pages

Performance, i.e. Music/Drama/Dance

Traditional, i.e. Beading/Hide Tanning/Knowledge Keeper

This workshop can be done in person. I use puppets to facilitate the 7 Sacred Teachings through a story. I also tell the story of the circle of life through the hoop dance in the dark with light up hoops and I also have hoops for children to try the dance afterwards to complete the ceremony. The hoops are lighted so that the experience really shows how children are the light and our future. I also tell the story of the 7 Sacred teachings using hoops.

Abigail Quibell

Box 2139
La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0

Mokwa.Iskwesis (Instagram)
Mokwa Iskwesis Artworks (Facebook)

Traditional Beading, Hide Tanning and Knowledge Keeper

I would love to teach beading, caribou and moose hair tufting, moccasin, mukluk, and mitt making. All of which could be taught virtually or in person. Equipment can range from materials to host each workshop, video camera, laptop, sewing supplies.  Each would vary depending on where the class in taking place and what I am teaching also what age group it is that I’d be teaching at that time. I am willing to work with all age groups. I think it’s important to teach those who are older and want to reconnect with their culture and heritage as well as start teaching young children right off the bat their cultural artwork and basic sewing skills so they can make traditional footwear and mitts. I helped my Aunty teach her high school course which was called northern lifestyles at Churchill community high school, we sewed baby moss bags. I’ve been teaching friends and family how to perform traditional artwork since I was 14 years old. I have been a Storyboot artist with Manitoba Mukluks since I was 15.  I have had my artwork sold worldwide, through the shopping channel and held in museums in Toronto Canada as well as the local tourism centre here in La Ronge. I have been practicing traditional artwork since I was 14 years old.  I started my own business when I was 15 for my artwork where I create traditional woodland Cree footwear, mitts artwork and jewelry.

Photo credit: Lanie Campbell

Lanie’s Creation by Lanie Campbell

From the community of Patuanak, SK. Lanie is interested in being a virtual Beading facilitator and is willing to travel for in-person programming for  both youth and adults.

Contact Information:
Box 14
Patuanak, SK.
S0M 2H0

Manny Campbell

Community: Dillon, SK
Facebook: (20+) Manny Campbell | Facebook

I am from Buffalo River Dene Nation . I have my Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the U of S. I do both traditional crafts bead work and do fine arts . Acrylic painting is my main medium. I build off the styles of well known artist and mix and match styles. I also dance men’s Traditional and men’s Fancy on the powwow circuit.

I am willing to work with any age group as long as they want to learn about native art.

I did a powwow dance performance/exhibition at Twin Lakes School in Buffalo Narrows .

Caron Dubnick

Caron Dubnick

I live on Lac La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan, where access to the boreal landscape is immediate and constant. My artwork arises always from the sensory pleasure I take from my environment, and my desire to re-immerse myself in things that have moved me.

I work primarily in watercolour, watercolour batik and fabric (for these pieces I dye and paint my own cottons).  Recently I have authored and illustrated a children’s book, “Grandpa Has a Dragon”, the true story of my grandchildren and their crazy grandpa.


Introduction to Water Colour one day workshops and

or  more extensive 5 or 6 session classes.

Dara Schindelka

Dara Schindelka
La Ronge,

Dara is a singer/songwriter living in beautiful Lac La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan. Her music reflects who she is…honest, earthy, courageous and joyful.

She has a 6 song album released this past spring and has many upcoming shows both confirmed and in the works for 2020. She has been touring and doing shows in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Her current recording project is called “Womb’an Thou Art Loosed” with the theme of freedom, courage, and  love running all through it.

As this year unfolds, she is taking her music on the road from one end of the country to another. Filled with passion and purpose, she’s the kind of musician you won’t soon forget!

Workshops: songwriting process as therapy in self discovery

Performances: willing to travel to perform.

George Custer

George is from Pelican narrows and has been, living off the land & commercial fishing for 30 years. He is a skilled in Antler art, makes cups and currently works out of the school, as the culture elder and medicine man.

Pelican Narrows

Danita Stallard

Danita Stallard
Writing/ Language  & Visual,
PO Box 86 – Flin Flon, MB – R8A 1M6 

Danita Stallard is behind Flitter Mouse Artwork & Oddities. The forests of Northern Manitoba inspire her growing collection of tiny paintings and quirky comics.

Danita has offered private tutoring, classes for after-school and library programming, She has a background in graphic design and advertising Danita is an active member of many writing and critique groups, a part-time caricature artist, and I publishes her own comics!


“Manga 101” is the perfect introduction to cartooning!

Ernest McCallum

Ernest McCallum
Language Keeper & Visual Artist
Box 257 Sandy Bay Sk

Ernest started painting at ten years old, when his Dad encouraged him to keep at it. Ernest was born and raised in Sandy Bay and attended the  University of Regina for fine arts. He has experience in public performance and has exhibited his work in Prince Albert. Ernest is interested in passing his knowledge on.

” I hope to pass my knowledge on to future generations.”


Grassroots and introductory Language & Arts.

Contact for further information.

Miriam Körner

Box 652, Air Ronge,
S0J 3G0, SK

Miriam Körner lives with her husband and their ten sled dogs near La Ronge. She shares her love for the north and the people who make it their home through writing and visual art and collaborates with elders to  turn their stories into books for children. She is currently working on her third novel.

Her books for children and young adults include:

When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar. p?simwasinahikan with Bernice Johnson-Laxdal

When We Had Sled Dogs: A story from the trapline. ?cimowin ohci wanihik?skan?hk with Ida Tremblay

Yellow Dog: A Novel

Qaqavii: A Novel


Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Saskatchewan Book Award

Snow Willow Award

Workshops (all ages): 

Writing and illustrating

Books for Kids

Storytelling and Illustrating

Book Presentations