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IN MY PARKA YOU'LL FIND MY SPIRIT
JAP066
mixed media, canvas
18 x 14 in.  

$ 3150 CDN


IT'S A GIRL
JAP065
mixed media, canvas
16 x 12 in.  

$ 2400 CDN


MUSTANG DREAM
JAP064
mixed media, board
15 x 15 in.  

$ 3000 CDN


WE ARE ALL RELATED
JAP063
mixed media, board
15 x 12 in.  

$ 2450 CDN


JESUS SEEKING PEACE
JAP062
mixed media, board
15 x 12 in.  

$ 2300 CDN


CREE SHAMAN
JAP061
mixed media, board
12 x 10 in.  

$ 1650 CDN


FROM BATTLES TO BOOKS
JAP060
mixed media, board
14 x 11 in.  

$ 2100 CDN


SITTING BULL'S CAVE WALL
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mixed media, board
12 x 10 in.  

$ 1700 CDN


TEA PARTY
JAP057
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15 x 11 in.  

$ 2250 CDN


FOREVER
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17.25 x 13.5 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


CHANGING SEASONS
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11 x 14 in.  

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ONCE IN CANADA
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10 x 8 in.  

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HOLLOW HORN BEAR
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mixed media, board
10 x 8 in.  

$ 1190 CDN

Jane Ash Poitras


RCA

B.Sc., B.F.A., M.F.A., B.A. (Hon.), LLD (Hon.), DLitt (Hon.)

Recognition of her talent and prominence continues for internationally acclaimed visual artist Jane Ash Poitras.

In 2015 she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree from the University of Alberta and an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Calgary.

In 2013 she has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an honourary degree from Humber College in Toronto.

In 2011, the University of Calgary Press published a book on her life and art, “Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures: The Arty of Jane Ash Poitras,” by Pamela McCallum.

The prestigious Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto secured her “Consecrated Medicine” exhibition that had been touring across Canada for three years for an unprecedented year-long exhibition at the ROM, beginning in the spring of 2010 which is still on display. The ROM has also purchased several of the largest and most significant works in that exhibition for its permanent collection.

In 2009 she received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. Jane has also another award to her growing list of acknowledgements, this time from her own people, when she received the Mikisew Cree First Nation Member Recognition Award at celebrations in Fort Chipewyan, AB June 21, 2007. She was also honored September 27, 2006 to receive the Alumni Award of Excellence from the University of Alberta Alumni Association.

Earlier, she was recognized with the prestigious 2006 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Arts and Culture at a star-studded gala the evening of Friday, January 27, 2006 in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Jane’s successful career has been recognized with numerous other awards, including an RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts) designation, admission to the Edmonton Salute to Excellence Cultural Hall of Fame, as a finalist for the inaugural Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award, and grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal.

Despite humble beginnings, Jane Ash Poitras has successfully developed a stellar career as a visual artist and lecturer, and in the process has become a mentor, role model and active contributor to her community.

Born in the isolated northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan, Jane was orphaned at an early age and fostered by Marguerite Runck, then 65, a devout Catholic of German descent. Growing up in the McCauley area of Edmonton, Jane spent many happy hours drawing and coloring and cutting and pasting (her first experience with collage).

Despite her artistic leanings, she was told it was impossible to make a living as an artist and encouraged to make another career choice. Jane chose medicine, but health problems intervened in her efforts to become a doctor. Despite those problems, she successfully gained a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at the University of Alberta.

While working as a clinical and industrial microbiologist, Jane continued to work at her art in her spare time, taking evening courses at the University of Alberta. With encouragement from those who recognized her talent, she was persuaded to present a portfolio of her work to the U of A’s Department of Art and Design. She was accepted into the Department’s printmaking program and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking. Encouraged by the faculty, she applied to a number of universities in the United States and Canada for post-graduate study. Accepted by several, she chose prestigious Columbia University in New York City, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture in 1985.

Even before Columbia, her art began to gain recognition. One of the prints she created for her masters thesis was purchased by the Brooklyn Museum and featured in its “Tiffany Collection,” along with the works of 19 others, all among North America’s most acknowledged printmakers such as John Cage and Louisa Chase. Hannah Strong, wife of acclaimed Canadian and United Nations icon Maurice Strong, purchased five of the prints from that series for her Upper East Side apartment. The series, “Sweatlodge Etchings,” then toured across Canada—unprecedented exposure for student work.

Also before graduation, Jane had successful shows in commercial galleries, was featured in a number of touring group shows and won awards for her work. That fast start to her career continues unabated to this day.

Upon graduation from Columbia, Jane returned to Edmonton to continue to pursue the opportunities available to her, and they were momentous. Since 1985 Jane has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in other countries.

Among her major exhibitions are “Who Discovered the Americas?”—a massive collection of her paintings and installations commemorating Christopher Columbus’s “discovery” of America from an Aboriginal perspective that toured across Canada; “I.Witness,”—a group exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery highlighted by more than 40 of her paintings, and “Consecrated Medicine,”—a collection of her paintings, constructions and installations with an ethnobotany theme that opened at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and toured across Canada.

Also, since returning to Canada, Jane has been much in demand as a guest lecturer, first as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, and then as an invited guest lecturer at universities and public galleries across North America. Her courses in Contemporary Native Art and Shamanic Art were among the most popular at the university.

She is also acknowledged by Foreign Affairs Canada, and frequently invited to represent the country with exhibitions of her work and speaking engagements at Canadian Embassies in such locales as Paris, Washington and Mexico City. Several of her works are prominently displayed at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow and other cities.

Her works have been featured in numerous exhibition catalogues created by prominent curators, and she has had extensive public exposure as the subject of numerous video productions and magazine and newspaper articles. She has also been the subject of numerous post-graduate theses.

Her work has been featured on the covers and as illustrations in numerous books and magazines.
A search on the internet will find her featured on numerous websites.

The thousands of works of art she has created over the past 30 years have been eagerly acquired by a host of public, corporate and private collectors, including the National Gallery of Canada and most major public galleries in Canada, and the country’s most prestigious corporate and private collections.

As a concerned citizen, Jane has creatively taken on a number of causes, notably the problems of prostitution in McCauley where she gained national media attention by painting the license plate numbers of johns on the street after being hassled by them while pregnant and pushing her infant son in a stroller.

She has also been supportive of numerous causes, donating work of art to create financial resources for worthy causes in the community, including the Atonement Home, Bosco Homes, the Brian Webb Dance Theatre and many others. Despite her international recognition and acclaim, she continues to participate in events showcasing emerging Aboriginal artists in support of their efforts to achieve recognition and success.

Jane’s journey of discovery and creation has opened new doors to enlightenment as she combines her many diverse interests in pursuit of her distinctive artistic vision. Over the years, Jane has pursued many different routes of discovery, each reflected in the art she has produced. Those journeys of exploration have taken her not only into plumbing her Aboriginal roots (beginning by reconnecting with her birth family and her Mikisew Cree First Nation), but into such diverse topics as pharmacology, ethnobotany, Sanskrit and other linguistics, and literary creations supplementing the creation of visual works of art.

The range and diversity of the interests that inspire and inform her artistic creations have resulted in a number of distinctive series of artworks that, over time, reflect the paths she has taken on her journey of discovery. A survey of those series over the 25 years of her professional career could well serve as a map of that journey and a graphic record of her evolution as an artist.
One of the key aspects of her art that sets it apart from the work of other artists is her ability to combine and reconcile disparate themes and elements to create fully resolved works that convey information on different levels.


Jane Ash Poitras
RCA



Affiliations
Member, Societe d’Arts Visuel d’Alberta
Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Board member, Women Artists’ Resource Centre
Board member, Boreal Forest Institute for the Arts
Board member, Aboriginal Artists & Artisans Society of Alberta
Former board member and secretary, Canadian Native Arts Foundation (now the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)
Member, Societe d’Arts Visuel d’Alberta
Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Board member, Women Artists’ Resource Centre
Board member, Boreal Forest Institute for the Arts
Board member, Aboriginal Artists & Artisans Society of Alberta
Former board member and secretary, Canadian Native Arts Foundation (now the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)


Awards
2015 Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt), University of Alberta
2015 Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Calgary
2013 Honorary Degree from Humber College, Toronto
2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2011 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award
2007 Mikisew Cree First Nation Member Recognition Award
2006 Alumnus Award of Excellence from the University of Alberta Alumni Association
2006 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Arts and Culture
2005 Recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal
2005 Finalist for Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award
2003 Induction into City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame (Salute to Excellence Awards)
2002 RCA Designation (Royal Canadian Academy of Artists)
1998 Canada Council “A” Grant
1998 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Award
1994 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
1993 Canada Council “B” Grant
1990 Canada Council “B” Grant
1986 National Award, Schoharie County Arts Council Small Works Exhibition, New York
1985 Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary
1984 Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary
1984 New York State Scholarship
1984 First Winner of Emerging Native Artist of Alberta Award
1984 Alberta Culture Study Grant
1985 Helen R. Elser Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983-85 Syncrude Canada Scholarship
1981-85 Indian and Northern Affairs Bursary
1978 Graphex Purchase Award
1972-73 Lady Rodney Scholarship
2015 Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt), University of Alberta
2015 Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Calgary
2013 Honorary Degree from Humber College, Toronto
2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2011 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award
2007 Mikisew Cree First Nation Member Recognition Award
2006 Alumnus Award of Excellence from the University of Alberta Alumni Association
2006 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Arts and Culture
2005 Recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal
2005 Finalist for Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award
2003 Induction into City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame (Salute to Excellence Awards)
2002 RCA Designation (Royal Canadian Academy of Artists)
1998 Canada Council “A” Grant
1998 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Award
1994 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
1993 Canada Council “B” Grant
1990 Canada Council “B” Grant
1986 National Award, Schoharie County Arts Council Small Works Exhibition, New York
1985 Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary
1984 Northern Alberta Development Council Bursary
1984 New York State Scholarship
1984 First Winner of Emerging Native Artist of Alberta Award
1984 Alberta Culture Study Grant
1985 Helen R. Elser Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983-85 Syncrude Canada Scholarship
1981-85 Indian and Northern Affairs Bursary
1978 Graphex Purchase Award
1972-73 Lady Rodney Scholarship


Collections
Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society Collection, Edmonton, AB
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
Justice Department, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
Canadian Native Arts Foundation, Toronto, ON
Joan Chalmers Collection, Toronto, ON
City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Columbia University, New York, NY
Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
Robbie Davidson, Edmonton, AB
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Ernst Young Collection, Toronto, ON
Agnes Etherington Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
External Affairs Canada, Ottawa, ON
Retired Madam Justice Nina Foster, Edmonton, AB
Madame Justice Sheila Greckol, Edmonton, AB
Hewlett Packard Limited Collection, Toronto, ON
Indian Art Centre, Ottawa, ON
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, ON
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Mikisew Cree Nation, Fort Chipewyan, AB
Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, ON
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Toronto, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Nestles Canada Ltd. Collection, Toronto, ON
Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Peace Hills Trust Company, Edmonton, AB
Peguis First Nation, MB
Alex Pringle, Edmonton, AB
Robin Phillips Collection, Stratford, ON
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson
Senate of Canada
Maurice and Hanne Strong, New York and Colorado
Syncrude Canada Limited Collection, Fort McMurray, AB
Dr. Ronald Tasker, Toronto, ON
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta Permanent Collection, Edmonton, AB
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, AB
Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society Collection, Edmonton, AB
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
Justice Department, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
Canadian Native Arts Foundation, Toronto, ON
Joan Chalmers Collection, Toronto, ON
City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Columbia University, New York, NY
Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
Robbie Davidson, Edmonton, AB
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Ernst Young Collection, Toronto, ON
Agnes Etherington Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
External Affairs Canada, Ottawa, ON
Retired Madam Justice Nina Foster, Edmonton, AB
Madame Justice Sheila Greckol, Edmonton, AB
Hewlett Packard Limited Collection, Toronto, ON
Indian Art Centre, Ottawa, ON
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, ON
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Mikisew Cree Nation, Fort Chipewyan, AB
Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, ON
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Toronto, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Nestles Canada Ltd. Collection, Toronto, ON
Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Peace Hills Trust Company, Edmonton, AB
Peguis First Nation, MB
Alex Pringle, Edmonton, AB
Robin Phillips Collection, Stratford, ON
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson
Senate of Canada
Maurice and Hanne Strong, New York and Colorado
Syncrude Canada Limited Collection, Fort McMurray, AB
Dr. Ronald Tasker, Toronto, ON
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta Permanent Collection, Edmonton, AB
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, AB
Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON
Yale University, New Haven, CT


Credits
2008 Commissioned cover art for “Riel and Dumont” book in Penguin Book’s “Extraordinary Canadians” series
2007 Reproduction of “Une priere sacree pour une ile sacree,”  in textbook “Anthologie de la literature quebecoise” (Les Editions CEC inc.)
2006 Reproduction of images in “2007 Multifaith Calendar ‘Expressions of Hope’” (The Multifaith Action Society of BC)
2004 Reproduction of “Elders 2” in textbook “Politics:Canada and the World” (Emond Montgomery Publications)
2004 Reproduction of “Navajo Welcome Blanket,” “Peyote Lodgepoles,” “Buffalo Manifest Destiny,” “Weaving Pomegranates” in “Alberta Learning Resources”
2004 Reproduction of “In Our Dreams the Spirits Tell Us,” in “Perspectives” textbook (Duval House Publishing)
1992 Cover Illustration “School Blackboard,” for “Gallerie Women Artists’ Monographs • Give Back: First Nations Perspectives on Cultural Practice”
1992 Cover Illustration for “All My Relations: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Native Fiction”  Edited by Thomas King, University of Oklahoma Press
1992 Cover Illustration “Shamanic Journey,” Border Crossings (Fall 1992)
1992 Color and Black & White Reproductions, Border Crossings (Fall 1992)
1992 Black & White Reproductions, art journal (Fall 1992)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Hellman’s Scrapbook,” a novel by Robert Majzels (Cormorant Books)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Women in American Indian Society” in “Indians in North  American Society” by Rayna Green (Chelsea House Publishers)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Women in Poverty” issue, “Canadian Woman Studies” (Summer 1992)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Indigena” catalogue and accompanying poster, Exhibition at Canadian Museum of Civilization (Touring)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Border/Lines Magazine (Winter 1991/1992)
1991 Cover Illustration, National Film Board “Aboriginal Films Catalogue” and accompanying poster
1989 Reproduction in “Border/Lines Magazine” (Winter 1989/90)
1989 Cover Illustration, “Up and Doing - Canadian Women and Peace,” Edited by Janice Williamson and Deborah Gorham (The Women’s Press)
1988 Cover Illustration, “Native Issue” of “Whetstone,” English Department, University of Lethbridge (Fall ’88)
2008 Commissioned cover art for “Riel and Dumont” book in Penguin Book’s “Extraordinary Canadians” series
2007 Reproduction of “Une priere sacree pour une ile sacree,”  in textbook “Anthologie de la literature quebecoise” (Les Editions CEC inc.)
2006 Reproduction of images in “2007 Multifaith Calendar ‘Expressions of Hope’” (The Multifaith Action Society of BC)
2004 Reproduction of “Elders 2” in textbook “Politics:Canada and the World” (Emond Montgomery Publications)
2004 Reproduction of “Navajo Welcome Blanket,” “Peyote Lodgepoles,” “Buffalo Manifest Destiny,” “Weaving Pomegranates” in “Alberta Learning Resources”
2004 Reproduction of “In Our Dreams the Spirits Tell Us,” in “Perspectives” textbook (Duval House Publishing)
1992 Cover Illustration “School Blackboard,” for “Gallerie Women Artists’ Monographs • Give Back: First Nations Perspectives on Cultural Practice”
1992 Cover Illustration for “All My Relations: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Native Fiction”  Edited by Thomas King, University of Oklahoma Press
1992 Cover Illustration “Shamanic Journey,” Border Crossings (Fall 1992)
1992 Color and Black & White Reproductions, Border Crossings (Fall 1992)
1992 Black & White Reproductions, art journal (Fall 1992)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Hellman’s Scrapbook,” a novel by Robert Majzels (Cormorant Books)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Women in American Indian Society” in “Indians in North  American Society” by Rayna Green (Chelsea House Publishers)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Women in Poverty” issue, “Canadian Woman Studies” (Summer 1992)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Indigena” catalogue and accompanying poster, Exhibition at Canadian Museum of Civilization (Touring)
1992 Cover Illustration, “Border/Lines Magazine (Winter 1991/1992)
1991 Cover Illustration, National Film Board “Aboriginal Films Catalogue” and accompanying poster
1989 Reproduction in “Border/Lines Magazine” (Winter 1989/90)
1989 Cover Illustration, “Up and Doing - Canadian Women and Peace,” Edited by Janice Williamson and Deborah Gorham (The Women’s Press)
1988 Cover Illustration, “Native Issue” of “Whetstone,” English Department, University of Lethbridge (Fall ’88)


Education
1985 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1982 Summer Program in Printmaking and Drawing, Yale University, Hartford, CT
1977 Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Specialization), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1985 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1982 Summer Program in Printmaking and Drawing, Yale University, Hartford, CT
1977 Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Specialization), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012  Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011  Atchemowin (The Storyteller), Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2010   Transitions, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2010  Consecrated Medicine, Curated exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010  Caribou Dreams, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2009   Cultural Transitions, Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2008  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2008  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2008  The Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
2007  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2007  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton AB
2006  Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2004  Consecrated Medicine – Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Touring to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK;  Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB; Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON; Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON )  Curated by Virginia Eichhorn
2004  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2004  The Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
2003  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton
2003  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003  The Mountain Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB
2002  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2001  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000  Mikinook Gallery, Delft, The Netherlands
1999  Canadian Cultural Centre, Canadian Embassy, Paris, France
1999  Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC
1999  Ceremony, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998  Shamans and Sages, Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1998  Holy Man, Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997  New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995  Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1994  New Work, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1994  Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993  Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
1993  Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993  West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1992-93  Who Discovered The Americas? (Touring)  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Janet Clark
1992  Recycled Blackboards, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992  Americas, Andalusian Pavilion at Expo ’92, Seville, Spain
1992  Shamanic Journey, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1991  Peyote Visions, Woltjen Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991  New Work, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1990  Power Shields, West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990  Indigenous Blackboards, Woltjen Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989  Fort Chip Blackboards, West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1988  Fort Chip Breakfast Club, Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial, Provincial Museum, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Dr. Pat McCormack
1987  Sweat Lodge Etchings, (Touring)  Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Karen Duffek
1987  Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1986   Prints and Collages, Brignall Gallery, Toronto, ON
1985   Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1985  Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1985  MFA Thesis Show, Columbia University, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012   Venerator – Contemporary Art from the AGA Collection, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2008   Red Tile, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2000   I. Witness,  Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Catherine Crowston
1998   Shaman Never Die, Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
1998   Three Spirits, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1997-99  State(s) of the Nation, (Touring) Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE
1997  Image Rites, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS,  Curated by Ingrid Jenkner
1997   Art Expo ’97, Singapore
1996  Alberta Biennial, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB and Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Curated by Bruce Grenville and Catherine Mastin
1996  Intolerance, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB, Curated by Catherine Crowston
1995   Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1995   Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995   Survivors Breast Cancer Project, Woodlawn Arts Foundation, Toronto, ON
1995   Basket, Bead and Quill, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Janet Clark
1994   Profiles in Jeans, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1994   Small Works Exhibition, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1994   Women and Paint, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curated by Judith Mastai
1994   NewZones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
1994   Spur me on - who leads, who follows, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1994   The Cabinet Project, The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992   Canada’s First People - A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts, (International Tour), Curated by Dana Williams for Syncrude Canada Ltd.
1992  First Women, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Dana Claxton
1992  Hot Native Art, American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, NY,
Curated by Lloyd Oxendine
1992  Americas, Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer (Huelva), Spain
1992  500 Years After Columbus, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
1992  Indigena, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC,  Curated by Gerald McMaster
1992  New Territories .  .  . 350/500 Years After, Atelier Vision Planetaire, Montreal, QC, Curated by Dana Williams and Pierre-Leon Tetrault
1992  Carriers of the Fire, American Indian Community House Museum, New York, NY, Curated by Lloyd Oxendine
1991-92  Changers: A Spiritual Renaissance, (Touring) Curated by Shirley Bear
1991  ArtWorks, (Featured Artist) Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Elizabeth Kidd
1990  Eleven Stories: Mixed Media Works by Eleven Native American Artists, (Touring), Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Seattle, WA
1990 Seeing Red, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Curated by Michael Bell
1990  Ritual and Magic, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Curated by Shirley Madill
1990  4th Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Curated by Margaret Archuleta
1990 Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1989  New Alberta Art: Diversities, (Three artists) Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Curated by Vera Lemecha
1989 Art of the First People, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON, Crated by Naomi McCormack
1989  Beyond History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Karen Duffek and Tom Hill
1989  The Shadow of the Sun, (International Tour)  Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC, Curated by Gerald McMaster
1989   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1988   Crossing the Circle: Indian and Inuit Art From Canada, (Touring)  Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC, Curated by Gerald McMaster
1988   Modern Echoes of Ancient Dreams, Art Court, Ottawa, ON
1988   Ode Min, Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, ON, Curated by Pamela Krueger
1988   Survey Alberta ’98, Olympics Art Festival, 1988 Winter Olympics, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, AB, Curated by Diana Nemiroff, National Gallery of Canada and Jeffrey Spalding, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
1988   Indian Art 88, Woodland Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1988  Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1987  Los Angeles Celebration of Canadian Contemporary Native Art, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Tom Hill
1987   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1986-87  Stardusters (Four-artist touring exhibition), Thunder Bay Art Gallery,
Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Garry Mainprize
1986   Cross Cultural Views, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Curated by Diana Nemiroff
1986  Small Works Exhibition, National Schoharie County Art Council, New York, Curated by Barry Walker, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
1986   Indian Art ’86, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1986   Keepers of the Land, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre,  Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1986  New Beginnings, Native Business Summit, Toronto, ON, Curated by Robert Houle
1986   Four-Woman Group Show, Brignall Gallery, Toronto, ON, Curated by Robert Houle
1986  Contemporary American Prints (Tiffany Collection), Brooklyn Museum,
Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Barry Walker
1986   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1985   Three Rivers Art Festival (Juried), Pittsburgh, PA
1985   Interstice 22, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY
1985   First International Competition, Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Manhattan National Print ’85, Manhattan, KS
1985   Hangsa Annual ‘85 (Invited Participant), Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art,
Tokyo, Japan
1985   Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Cabo Frio, Brazil.
1985   Asum Mena,  Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1984   Izbagrafic ’84, Museo de Art contemporaneo, Ibiza, Spain
1984   International Independante Exhibition of Prints, Prefectual Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1984   Inaugural Emerging Native Artist of Alberta Competition (Winner and Featured Artist), Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society and Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1983   Universiade ’83 Kaleidoscope Native Art Exhibit (Commissioned Work), Edmonton, AB
1983   University of Alberta 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1983   UCLA Third National Print Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
1983   Group Exhibition, Ringhouse Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1982   Group Exhibition, Shadows Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1982   Alberta Culture Summer Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1981   Group Exhibition, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012  Cultural Memories and Imagined Futures: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011  Atchemowin (The Storyteller), Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2010   Transitions, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2010  Consecrated Medicine, Curated exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010  Caribou Dreams, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2009   Cultural Transitions, Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2008  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2008  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2008  The Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
2007  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2007  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton AB
2006  Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2004  Consecrated Medicine – Thunder Bay Art Gallery (Touring to Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK;  Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB; Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON; Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON )  Curated by Virginia Eichhorn
2004  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2004  The Mountain Gallery at Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
2003  Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton
2003  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2003  The Mountain Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB
2002  Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
2001  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000  Mikinook Gallery, Delft, The Netherlands
1999  Canadian Cultural Centre, Canadian Embassy, Paris, France
1999  Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC
1999  Ceremony, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998  Shamans and Sages, Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1998  Holy Man, Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997  New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995  Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1994  New Work, Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1994  Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993  Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
1993  Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993  West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1992-93  Who Discovered The Americas? (Touring)  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Janet Clark
1992  Recycled Blackboards, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992  Americas, Andalusian Pavilion at Expo ’92, Seville, Spain
1992  Shamanic Journey, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1991  Peyote Visions, Woltjen Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991  New Work, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1990  Power Shields, West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990  Indigenous Blackboards, Woltjen Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989  Fort Chip Blackboards, West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1988  Fort Chip Breakfast Club, Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial, Provincial Museum, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Dr. Pat McCormack
1987  Sweat Lodge Etchings, (Touring)  Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Karen Duffek
1987  Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1986   Prints and Collages, Brignall Gallery, Toronto, ON
1985   Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1985  Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1985  MFA Thesis Show, Columbia University, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012   Venerator – Contemporary Art from the AGA Collection, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2008   Red Tile, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2000   I. Witness,  Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Catherine Crowston
1998   Shaman Never Die, Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON
1998   Three Spirits, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1997-99  State(s) of the Nation, (Touring) Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE
1997  Image Rites, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS,  Curated by Ingrid Jenkner
1997   Art Expo ’97, Singapore
1996  Alberta Biennial, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB and Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Curated by Bruce Grenville and Catherine Mastin
1996  Intolerance, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB, Curated by Catherine Crowston
1995   Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1995   Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995   Survivors Breast Cancer Project, Woodlawn Arts Foundation, Toronto, ON
1995   Basket, Bead and Quill, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Janet Clark
1994   Profiles in Jeans, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1994   Small Works Exhibition, Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1994   Women and Paint, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curated by Judith Mastai
1994   NewZones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
1994   Spur me on - who leads, who follows, Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1994   The Cabinet Project, The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992   Canada’s First People - A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts, (International Tour), Curated by Dana Williams for Syncrude Canada Ltd.
1992  First Women, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Dana Claxton
1992  Hot Native Art, American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, NY,
Curated by Lloyd Oxendine
1992  Americas, Monasterio de Santa Clara, Moguer (Huelva), Spain
1992  500 Years After Columbus, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
1992  Indigena, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC,  Curated by Gerald McMaster
1992  New Territories .  .  . 350/500 Years After, Atelier Vision Planetaire, Montreal, QC, Curated by Dana Williams and Pierre-Leon Tetrault
1992  Carriers of the Fire, American Indian Community House Museum, New York, NY, Curated by Lloyd Oxendine
1991-92  Changers: A Spiritual Renaissance, (Touring) Curated by Shirley Bear
1991  ArtWorks, (Featured Artist) Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Curated by Elizabeth Kidd
1990  Eleven Stories: Mixed Media Works by Eleven Native American Artists, (Touring), Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Seattle, WA
1990 Seeing Red, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Curated by Michael Bell
1990  Ritual and Magic, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Curated by Shirley Madill
1990  4th Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Curated by Margaret Archuleta
1990 Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1989  New Alberta Art: Diversities, (Three artists) Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Curated by Vera Lemecha
1989 Art of the First People, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON, Crated by Naomi McCormack
1989  Beyond History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Curated by Karen Duffek and Tom Hill
1989  The Shadow of the Sun, (International Tour)  Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC, Curated by Gerald McMaster
1989   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1988   Crossing the Circle: Indian and Inuit Art From Canada, (Touring)  Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC, Curated by Gerald McMaster
1988   Modern Echoes of Ancient Dreams, Art Court, Ottawa, ON
1988   Ode Min, Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, ON, Curated by Pamela Krueger
1988   Survey Alberta ’98, Olympics Art Festival, 1988 Winter Olympics, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, AB, Curated by Diana Nemiroff, National Gallery of Canada and Jeffrey Spalding, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
1988   Indian Art 88, Woodland Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1988  Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1987  Los Angeles Celebration of Canadian Contemporary Native Art, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Tom Hill
1987   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1986-87  Stardusters (Four-artist touring exhibition), Thunder Bay Art Gallery,
Thunder Bay, ON, Curated by Garry Mainprize
1986   Cross Cultural Views, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Curated by Diana Nemiroff
1986  Small Works Exhibition, National Schoharie County Art Council, New York, Curated by Barry Walker, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
1986   Indian Art ’86, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre, Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1986   Keepers of the Land, Woodland Indian Cultural Educational Centre,  Brantford, ON, Curated by Tom Hill
1986  New Beginnings, Native Business Summit, Toronto, ON, Curated by Robert Houle
1986   Four-Woman Group Show, Brignall Gallery, Toronto, ON, Curated by Robert Houle
1986  Contemporary American Prints (Tiffany Collection), Brooklyn Museum,
Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Barry Walker
1986   Asum Mena, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1985   Three Rivers Art Festival (Juried), Pittsburgh, PA
1985   Interstice 22, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY
1985   First International Competition, Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1985   Manhattan National Print ’85, Manhattan, KS
1985   Hangsa Annual ‘85 (Invited Participant), Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art,
Tokyo, Japan
1985   Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Cabo Frio, Brazil.
1985   Asum Mena,  Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society, Edmonton, AB
1984   Izbagrafic ’84, Museo de Art contemporaneo, Ibiza, Spain
1984   International Independante Exhibition of Prints, Prefectual Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1984   Inaugural Emerging Native Artist of Alberta Competition (Winner and Featured Artist), Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society and Vik Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1983   Universiade ’83 Kaleidoscope Native Art Exhibit (Commissioned Work), Edmonton, AB
1983   University of Alberta 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1983   UCLA Third National Print Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
1983   Group Exhibition, Ringhouse Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1982   Group Exhibition, Shadows Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1982   Alberta Culture Summer Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1981   Group Exhibition, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB


Publications
2011 Publication of biography of Jane by Pamela McCallum (University of Calgary Press)
2011 Extensive media coverage of being selected as recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award
2011 Galleries West
2010 Extensive media coverage of the opening of the “Consecrated Medicine” opening at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2007 Galleries West
2007 “Landscape as Muse” documentary episode for Bravo TV, by  “291 Film Company”
2007 “Jane Ash Poitras,” review by Virginia Eichhorn in “Border Crossings”
2006 “True Colors” cover and feature article in National Museum of the American Indian Magazine
2006 “City Shaman – A Portrait of the Artist” cover and feature article in “Edmonton Life”
2006 Feature article in First Nations Drum
2006 Feature article in Alberta Native News
2006 “Lectures, Performances and Community Activism” feature article in “SPIRIT” magazine
2005 “Bison sculpture riles residents” Edmonton Journal
2005 “City officials order sculpture torn down” Edmonton Sun
2005 “Primordial Memories” catalogue for solo exhibition at Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON, written by Isabelle Masse
2004 “Consecrated Medicine” catalogue for touring exhibition, written by curator Virginia Eichhorn
1995 Documentary Video on “The Originals” on Bravo Cable TV, Produced by Sleeping Giant Productions
1994 “Lady Oracle:  Jane Ash Poitras and the First Nations phenomenon”  Feature article by Gilliam MacKay in the Fall 1994 issue of “Canadian Art” magazine
1994 “Hands of History”  Documentary film directed by Loretta Todd for the National Film Board
1993 “Shaman Never Die (L’echo des songes)”  Documentary film produced and directed by Arthur Lamothe (Les Ateliers Audio Visuels du Quebec)
1992 “Recession helps put value back into investing in art; bargains available for those who avoid ‘overheated’ works” by Ron Chalmers,dmonton Journal
1992 “Honor gov’t bids for our work, Alberta Native artists demand” by Adrienne Turner, Edmonton Journal
1992 “Alberta Natives’ art may leave province in weekend auction” by Helen Metalla, Edmonton Journal
1992 “The Language-Makers:  Aboriginal Artists in the Year of Discovery” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “The Synchronic Spirit:  An Interview with Jane Ash Poitras” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “Blanket Approval:  The Art of Bob Boyer” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “The Practice of Conflicting Art” by Alison Gilmor, Border Crossings
1992 “Postmodern Parody:  A Political Strategy in Contemporary Canadian Native Art” by  Allan J. Ryan, art journal
1992 “INDIGENA:  A Native Curator’s Perspective” by Gerald McMaster, art journal
1992 “Canada’s First People - A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts” catalogue & exhibition curated by D. Williams Sponsor Syncrude Canada Ltd
1992 “Rethinking History”  Catalogue by Carol Podedworny  Exhibition at Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
1992 “Native Art:  Corporate celebration fails to live up to its hype, but there is another exhibition worth catching” by Nancy Tousley
1992 “Syncrude to present a Native Visual Art Exhibit” Alberta Native News
1992 “Jane Ash Poitras:  Recycled Blackboards”  Review in Canadian Art
1992 “Art As An Investment”  Video production for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts by Peter Temple (Media One)
1992 “Native art of the Americas is eye-opening” by Anne Duncan, Montreal Gazette
1992 “Innovative Native Woman Artist Uses Art to Bring About Change” by PJ Lamont, Native Woman Inc
1992 Television Interview, Midday, CBC National Network
1992 "Native Woman Gives Johns the Brush-Off” Edmonton Journal
1992 “Jane Ash Poitras exhibits at ‘Who Discovered the Americas?’Art Exhibition” by Jeff Morrow, Native Heroes
1992 “Royal Hunt of the Sun” by Anne Alexander, Edmonton Sun
1992 “Summer Reading” by Annette Hurtig, C Magazine
1992 “Rethinking History” by Andy Fabo, C Magazine
1992 “Black Robe and Clearcut Speak to Native Environmental Concerns” by Sandy Greer, Winds of Change
1992 “Looking Back” by Sandy Greer, Turtle Quarterly
1992 “Shared Visions (In View Series)”  TV Documentary produced for the CTV Television Network by CFRN-TV
1992 Radio interview with Peter Gzowski, Morningside, CBC National Radio Network
199Indigena  Catalogue by Gerald McMaster and Lee Ann Martin.  Exhibition at Canadian Museum of Civilization (Touring)
1992 “Indigena prods readers to consider Native oppression” by Apryl Babcock, Edmonton Journal
1992 “The Native voice, right and wrong” by Sandy Greer, Quill & Quire
1992 “Natives mark time of sorrow” by Verne Clemence, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
1992 “Art About” column by Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail
1992 “Galleries” column by Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
1992 “Portraits of survival” by Brad Hunter, Thunder Bay Post
1992 “Powerful paintings” Thunder Bay Post
1992 “Artist’s exhibit serves as a lesson in native life and spiritualism” By Sean O’Connor, Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
1992 “Artwork reflects Native perspective” by Evelyn Fraser, Chatham This Week
1992 “Matter of trust:  With a bit of extra work, non-native teachers can reach native pupils”  by Tracy Strassburger, Chatham Daily News
1992 “Individuals make difference:  Outspoken native artist says people have power to change their own lives” by Tracy Strassburger, Chatham Daily News
1992 “The Fourth R:  Art and the Needs of Children and Youth” by Jan Reindfleisch and Patricia Albers
1991 “Native women challenge art ideas” by Nancy Baele, Ottawa Citizen
1991 “First Nations Art and the Canadian Mainstream” by Carol Podedworny, C Magazine
1991 “Spirituality at heart of Poitras painting” by Jill Pollack, The Vancouver Courier
1991 “Jane Ash Poitras” by Sherry Kellam, Western Living
1991 Radio interview with Vicky Gabereau, CBC National Network
1991 Radio interview with Peter Gzowski, “Morningside”  CBC National Network
1990 “Intolerance worries Alberta artist - While walls fell elsewhere, ‘in Canada we’re building one’” by Rick McConnell, Edmonton Journal
1990 “Artists’ Social Concerns Coincide” by Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight
1990 Television interview, “Natives in the ‘90’s” CITV, Edmonton
1990 “Spring, and Shows Are Busting Out All Over” by Elizabeth Beauchamp, Edmonton Journal
1990 “An Eagle Learns to Soar:  Rediscovering Native heritage unleashes artist’s talent”  by David Staples, Edmonton Journal
1989 “’Indian artists’ outgrow label” by Richard Nilsen, The Arizona
1989 “Beyond History”  Catalogue by Karen Duffek and Tom Hill Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 “Artist wins battle against mall owners .  .  . Indian mannequins removed from Yukon ‘shooting gallery’” by Dana Wagg and Gary Gee,  Windspeaker
1989 “Artist explores spiritual ecology - strong stand by Poitras” by Gary Gee, Edmonton Sun
1989 “’Beyond History’ is disturbing and powerful show by Indian artists” by Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1989 “Exhibit challenges ideas about native culture” by Liam Tracy, Toronto Globe and Mail
1989 “Poitras’ spiritual odyssey”  by Gary Gee, Windspeaker
1989 “Jane Ash Poitras:  Sweeping Images Blend Bugs Bunny and Sweetgrass Spirit” by Deirdre Hanna, NOW Magazine
1989 “Breaking down the bush - Allen Sapp and Jane Ash Poitras bring Cree culture to international attention” by Paula Simons, Alberta Report
1989 “Poitras displays latest artwork” Windspeaker
1989 “Fort Chipewyan Breakfast Club” by Lelde Muehlenbachs, Artpost/32
1989 “Artist shares experiences in sweatlodge through her work” by Scott Anderson,  Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
1988 “Ode Min”  Catalogue by Pamela Krueger.  Exhibition at Laurentian University  Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
1988 “The Art of the Nehiyawak”  Textbook by Ken J. Hodgins  (Plains Publishing)
1987 “Images”  New Trail, University of Alberta Alumni Association
1987 “Some powerful pieces, and .  .  . “ by Elizabeth Godley, The Vancouver Sun
1987 “Stardusters-it’s brilliant” by Kelvin Hodges, The Ottawa Sunday Herald
1987 “Indian artists use known symbols in fresh way” by Nancy Baele, Ottawa Citizen
1987 “Cross Cultural Views at the National Gallery” by Angela Marcus, Art Post Magazine
1987 “1986, The Year in Visual Art” by Vivienne Sosnowski, Edmonton Journal
1986 “Stardusters”  Catalogue by Gary Mainprize.  Exhibition at Thunder Bay Art Gallery  (Touring)
1986 “Local recognition ‘better late than never’” by Vivienne Sosnowski, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Prints reflect Cree heritage” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Printmaker finds year a series of high points” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Prints of Visions” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1984 “Poitras’s prints premiere” Edmonton Journal
1984 “The Travels of Jane Ash Poitras” by Clint Buehler, Visual Arts Newsletter
1984 “Native art at Vik Gallery” by Igor and Jessica Levental, Edmonton Examiner
1984 “Cree orphan reached out to achieve” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1984 “Poitras wins $5,000 scholarship” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1984 “Native art - Poitras is a winner” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1984 “Indians take over the Vik - Artists (not moccasin makers) finally get to strut their stuff” by Brad Teeter and Link Byfield, Alberta Report
1984 “Artist featured in two galleries”, Billy’s Guide
1984 “Native artist in New York” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1983 “Natives’ art featured” by Vince Coady, Edmonton Journal
2011 Publication of biography of Jane by Pamela McCallum (University of Calgary Press)
2011 Extensive media coverage of being selected as recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award
2011 Galleries West
2010 Extensive media coverage of the opening of the “Consecrated Medicine” opening at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2007 Galleries West
2007 “Landscape as Muse” documentary episode for Bravo TV, by  “291 Film Company”
2007 “Jane Ash Poitras,” review by Virginia Eichhorn in “Border Crossings”
2006 “True Colors” cover and feature article in National Museum of the American Indian Magazine
2006 “City Shaman – A Portrait of the Artist” cover and feature article in “Edmonton Life”
2006 Feature article in First Nations Drum
2006 Feature article in Alberta Native News
2006 “Lectures, Performances and Community Activism” feature article in “SPIRIT” magazine
2005 “Bison sculpture riles residents” Edmonton Journal
2005 “City officials order sculpture torn down” Edmonton Sun
2005 “Primordial Memories” catalogue for solo exhibition at Galerie d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, ON, written by Isabelle Masse
2004 “Consecrated Medicine” catalogue for touring exhibition, written by curator Virginia Eichhorn
1995 Documentary Video on “The Originals” on Bravo Cable TV, Produced by Sleeping Giant Productions
1994 “Lady Oracle:  Jane Ash Poitras and the First Nations phenomenon”  Feature article by Gilliam MacKay in the Fall 1994 issue of “Canadian Art” magazine
1994 “Hands of History”  Documentary film directed by Loretta Todd for the National Film Board
1993 “Shaman Never Die (L’echo des songes)”  Documentary film produced and directed by Arthur Lamothe (Les Ateliers Audio Visuels du Quebec)
1992 “Recession helps put value back into investing in art; bargains available for those who avoid ‘overheated’ works” by Ron Chalmers,dmonton Journal
1992 “Honor gov’t bids for our work, Alberta Native artists demand” by Adrienne Turner, Edmonton Journal
1992 “Alberta Natives’ art may leave province in weekend auction” by Helen Metalla, Edmonton Journal
1992 “The Language-Makers:  Aboriginal Artists in the Year of Discovery” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “The Synchronic Spirit:  An Interview with Jane Ash Poitras” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “Blanket Approval:  The Art of Bob Boyer” by Robert Enright, Border Crossings
1992 “The Practice of Conflicting Art” by Alison Gilmor, Border Crossings
1992 “Postmodern Parody:  A Political Strategy in Contemporary Canadian Native Art” by  Allan J. Ryan, art journal
1992 “INDIGENA:  A Native Curator’s Perspective” by Gerald McMaster, art journal
1992 “Canada’s First People - A Celebration of Contemporary Native Visual Arts” catalogue & exhibition curated by D. Williams Sponsor Syncrude Canada Ltd
1992 “Rethinking History”  Catalogue by Carol Podedworny  Exhibition at Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
1992 “Native Art:  Corporate celebration fails to live up to its hype, but there is another exhibition worth catching” by Nancy Tousley
1992 “Syncrude to present a Native Visual Art Exhibit” Alberta Native News
1992 “Jane Ash Poitras:  Recycled Blackboards”  Review in Canadian Art
1992 “Art As An Investment”  Video production for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts by Peter Temple (Media One)
1992 “Native art of the Americas is eye-opening” by Anne Duncan, Montreal Gazette
1992 “Innovative Native Woman Artist Uses Art to Bring About Change” by PJ Lamont, Native Woman Inc
1992 Television Interview, Midday, CBC National Network
1992 "Native Woman Gives Johns the Brush-Off” Edmonton Journal
1992 “Jane Ash Poitras exhibits at ‘Who Discovered the Americas?’Art Exhibition” by Jeff Morrow, Native Heroes
1992 “Royal Hunt of the Sun” by Anne Alexander, Edmonton Sun
1992 “Summer Reading” by Annette Hurtig, C Magazine
1992 “Rethinking History” by Andy Fabo, C Magazine
1992 “Black Robe and Clearcut Speak to Native Environmental Concerns” by Sandy Greer, Winds of Change
1992 “Looking Back” by Sandy Greer, Turtle Quarterly
1992 “Shared Visions (In View Series)”  TV Documentary produced for the CTV Television Network by CFRN-TV
1992 Radio interview with Peter Gzowski, Morningside, CBC National Radio Network
199Indigena  Catalogue by Gerald McMaster and Lee Ann Martin.  Exhibition at Canadian Museum of Civilization (Touring)
1992 “Indigena prods readers to consider Native oppression” by Apryl Babcock, Edmonton Journal
1992 “The Native voice, right and wrong” by Sandy Greer, Quill & Quire
1992 “Natives mark time of sorrow” by Verne Clemence, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
1992 “Art About” column by Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail
1992 “Galleries” column by Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
1992 “Portraits of survival” by Brad Hunter, Thunder Bay Post
1992 “Powerful paintings” Thunder Bay Post
1992 “Artist’s exhibit serves as a lesson in native life and spiritualism” By Sean O’Connor, Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
1992 “Artwork reflects Native perspective” by Evelyn Fraser, Chatham This Week
1992 “Matter of trust:  With a bit of extra work, non-native teachers can reach native pupils”  by Tracy Strassburger, Chatham Daily News
1992 “Individuals make difference:  Outspoken native artist says people have power to change their own lives” by Tracy Strassburger, Chatham Daily News
1992 “The Fourth R:  Art and the Needs of Children and Youth” by Jan Reindfleisch and Patricia Albers
1991 “Native women challenge art ideas” by Nancy Baele, Ottawa Citizen
1991 “First Nations Art and the Canadian Mainstream” by Carol Podedworny, C Magazine
1991 “Spirituality at heart of Poitras painting” by Jill Pollack, The Vancouver Courier
1991 “Jane Ash Poitras” by Sherry Kellam, Western Living
1991 Radio interview with Vicky Gabereau, CBC National Network
1991 Radio interview with Peter Gzowski, “Morningside”  CBC National Network
1990 “Intolerance worries Alberta artist - While walls fell elsewhere, ‘in Canada we’re building one’” by Rick McConnell, Edmonton Journal
1990 “Artists’ Social Concerns Coincide” by Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight
1990 Television interview, “Natives in the ‘90’s” CITV, Edmonton
1990 “Spring, and Shows Are Busting Out All Over” by Elizabeth Beauchamp, Edmonton Journal
1990 “An Eagle Learns to Soar:  Rediscovering Native heritage unleashes artist’s talent”  by David Staples, Edmonton Journal
1989 “’Indian artists’ outgrow label” by Richard Nilsen, The Arizona
1989 “Beyond History”  Catalogue by Karen Duffek and Tom Hill Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 “Artist wins battle against mall owners .  .  . Indian mannequins removed from Yukon ‘shooting gallery’” by Dana Wagg and Gary Gee,  Windspeaker
1989 “Artist explores spiritual ecology - strong stand by Poitras” by Gary Gee, Edmonton Sun
1989 “’Beyond History’ is disturbing and powerful show by Indian artists” by Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1989 “Exhibit challenges ideas about native culture” by Liam Tracy, Toronto Globe and Mail
1989 “Poitras’ spiritual odyssey”  by Gary Gee, Windspeaker
1989 “Jane Ash Poitras:  Sweeping Images Blend Bugs Bunny and Sweetgrass Spirit” by Deirdre Hanna, NOW Magazine
1989 “Breaking down the bush - Allen Sapp and Jane Ash Poitras bring Cree culture to international attention” by Paula Simons, Alberta Report
1989 “Poitras displays latest artwork” Windspeaker
1989 “Fort Chipewyan Breakfast Club” by Lelde Muehlenbachs, Artpost/32
1989 “Artist shares experiences in sweatlodge through her work” by Scott Anderson,  Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
1988 “Ode Min”  Catalogue by Pamela Krueger.  Exhibition at Laurentian University  Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
1988 “The Art of the Nehiyawak”  Textbook by Ken J. Hodgins  (Plains Publishing)
1987 “Images”  New Trail, University of Alberta Alumni Association
1987 “Some powerful pieces, and .  .  . “ by Elizabeth Godley, The Vancouver Sun
1987 “Stardusters-it’s brilliant” by Kelvin Hodges, The Ottawa Sunday Herald
1987 “Indian artists use known symbols in fresh way” by Nancy Baele, Ottawa Citizen
1987 “Cross Cultural Views at the National Gallery” by Angela Marcus, Art Post Magazine
1987 “1986, The Year in Visual Art” by Vivienne Sosnowski, Edmonton Journal
1986 “Stardusters”  Catalogue by Gary Mainprize.  Exhibition at Thunder Bay Art Gallery  (Touring)
1986 “Local recognition ‘better late than never’” by Vivienne Sosnowski, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Prints reflect Cree heritage” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Printmaker finds year a series of high points” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1985 “Prints of Visions” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1984 “Poitras’s prints premiere” Edmonton Journal
1984 “The Travels of Jane Ash Poitras” by Clint Buehler, Visual Arts Newsletter
1984 “Native art at Vik Gallery” by Igor and Jessica Levental, Edmonton Examiner
1984 “Cree orphan reached out to achieve” by Phyllis Matousek, Edmonton Journal
1984 “Poitras wins $5,000 scholarship” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1984 “Native art - Poitras is a winner” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1984 “Indians take over the Vik - Artists (not moccasin makers) finally get to strut their stuff” by Brad Teeter and Link Byfield, Alberta Report
1984 “Artist featured in two galleries”, Billy’s Guide
1984 “Native artist in New York” by Clint Buehler, AMMSA
1983 “Natives’ art featured” by Vince Coady, Edmonton Journal


Teaching
1989 Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art for University of Calgary at Maskwachees College, Hobbema, AB
1988 Guest Presenter, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society Artists’ Seminar, Edmonton, AB
1987 Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art for University of Calgary at Maskwachees College, Hobbema, AB
1987 “Village Aid” representative to Commonwealth Conference, Vancouver, BC
1987 Juror, Peace Hills Trust Company Native Art Competition and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1987 Guest Speaker at opening of “Sweat Lodge Etchings” touring solo exhibition, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1987 Guest Lecturer, City of Edmonton Art Bank, Edmonton, AB
1987 Panellist, National Native Indian Artists’ Symposium IV, Lethbridge, AB
1987 Guest Speaker and Presenter, Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton, AB
1987 Panellist at opening of “Stardusters” touring group exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
1985 Guest Presenter, St. Paul Art Gallery, St. Paul, AB
1985 Guest Presenter, Canadian Indian Artists’ Conference, Montreal, PQ
1984 Graduate linguistic analysis of Cree Language, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY
1984 “The Powwow Trail,” graduate anthropology research project, Department of  Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY
1978 Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1978 Microbiologist in Charge, Burns Meats Ltd., Edmonton, AB
1977 Microbiologist in Charge, Burns Meats Ltd., Edmonton, AB
1974-77 Teaching Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2011 “Sacred Self” Art Workshop, Sun & Moon Visionaries, Edmonton, AB
2010 Keynote Speaker opening 7th Annual International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture hosted by Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
2010 Variety of presentations opening “Consecrated Medicine” at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010 Guest Lecturer, Edmonton Lifetime Learning Association
2010 Guest Lecturer on “Cultural Biodiversity,” Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2009 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2008 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2007 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2007 Guest Speaker, Norquest College, Edmonton, AB
2007 Guest Presenter, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2006 Guest Presenter, “Waving Not Drowning” Feminist Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2006 Contributor, On-line Art Project, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2006 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2005 Guest Presenter, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
2005 Contributor, On-line Art Archive, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2005 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2004 Juror, Canada Council Governor General’s Award in Media and Visual Arts
2004 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2003 Invited Delegate, Minister’s Forum on Diversity & Culture, Ottawa, ON
2003 Guest Presenter, Portrait Gallery of Canada
2003 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2002 Invited Speaker, Canadian Embassy, Mexico City

2002 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2001 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2001 Guest Instructor, Split Rock Summer Program, University of Minnesota, Minnepolis, MN
1998 Guest Instructor, Boreal Forest Institute of Indigenous Art, Keyano College, Ft McMurray, AB
1998 Guest Instructor, Ermineskin First Nation, Hobbema, AB
1998 Guest Speaker, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
1997 Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996 Guest Speaker, British Columbia Art Teachers Association Convention, Vancouver, BC
1996 Guest Lecturer, Boreal Forest Institute of Indigenous Art, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB
1995 Guest Speaker, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1995 Guest Speaker, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
1995 Guest Speaker, Trent University, Peterborough, ON
1995 Guest Presenter, International Native Arts Festival, Calgary, AB
1994 Exhibition Intervention, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1994 Guest Speaker, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1993 Workshop Presenter, Aboriginal Youth Conference, Edmonton, AB
1993 Guest Lecturer, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB
1993 Presenter and Facilitator, “Beyond Survival Conference,” Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
1993 Presenter, “Globalization Conference,” University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1995-88 Sessional Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1993 Guest Speaker, Chatham Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
1993 Juror, Canada Council Exploration Grants
1992 Juror, Canada Council Exploration Grants
1992 Guest Speaker, “Art of the Shaman,” to Alberta Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1992 Essay, “What About the Magic,” for academic journal published by School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
1992 Guest Speaker at “Who Discovered the Americas,” at Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery and Thames Art Gallery
1992 Essay, “The Essential Spirituality of North American Indian Cultures” in “Human Ecology: Issues in the North,” edited by Rick Riewe and Jill Oakes
1992 Essay, “The Inspiration of the Artist,” in “Who Discovered the Americas?”  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
1992 Technical Advisor, “Royal Hunt of the Sun,” directed by Robin Phillips for Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB
1992 Guest Speaker, Religion and Life Week, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
1992 Panellist at opening of “New Territories .  .  . 350/500 Years After,” group exhibition opening, Montreal, PQ
1992 Panellist at opening of “Indigena,” touring group exhibition opening at Canadian  Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
1991 Essay, “The Essential Spirituality of North American Indigenous Cultures,” for “Matriart” (Vol. 2, No. 1 / 1991)
1990 Instructor on Native Art, Native American Summer University, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1989 Guest Speaker at opening of “New Alberta Art: Diversities,” group exhibition, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
1989 Guest Speaker, “4th Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational,” The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1989 Panellist, “Art and Tradition,” at opening of “Beyond History” group exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 Presenter, “Practicing Traditions:Native Americans,” National Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1989 Guest Speaker at opening of “Ode Min” group exhibition, Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
1989 Guest Lecturer, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
1989 Guest Lecturer, “Theology and Religion in the Alberta Context” St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1989 Juror, Canada Council Project and Travel Grants
1989 Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art for University of Calgary at Maskwachees College, Hobbema, AB
1988 Guest Presenter, Alberta Indian Arts & Crafts Society Artists’ Seminar, Edmonton, AB
1987 Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art for University of Calgary at Maskwachees College, Hobbema, AB
1987 “Village Aid” representative to Commonwealth Conference, Vancouver, BC
1987 Juror, Peace Hills Trust Company Native Art Competition and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
1987 Guest Speaker at opening of “Sweat Lodge Etchings” touring solo exhibition, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1987 Guest Lecturer, City of Edmonton Art Bank, Edmonton, AB
1987 Panellist, National Native Indian Artists’ Symposium IV, Lethbridge, AB
1987 Guest Speaker and Presenter, Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton, AB
1987 Panellist at opening of “Stardusters” touring group exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
1985 Guest Presenter, St. Paul Art Gallery, St. Paul, AB
1985 Guest Presenter, Canadian Indian Artists’ Conference, Montreal, PQ
1984 Graduate linguistic analysis of Cree Language, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY
1984 “The Powwow Trail,” graduate anthropology research project, Department of  Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY
1978 Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1978 Microbiologist in Charge, Burns Meats Ltd., Edmonton, AB
1977 Microbiologist in Charge, Burns Meats Ltd., Edmonton, AB
1974-77 Teaching Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2011 “Sacred Self” Art Workshop, Sun & Moon Visionaries, Edmonton, AB
2010 Keynote Speaker opening 7th Annual International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture hosted by Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
2010 Variety of presentations opening “Consecrated Medicine” at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010 Guest Lecturer, Edmonton Lifetime Learning Association
2010 Guest Lecturer on “Cultural Biodiversity,” Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2010 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2009 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2008 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2007 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2007 Guest Speaker, Norquest College, Edmonton, AB
2007 Guest Presenter, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2006 Guest Presenter, “Waving Not Drowning” Feminist Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2006 Contributor, On-line Art Project, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2006 Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2005 Guest Presenter, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
2005 Contributor, On-line Art Archive, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2005 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2004 Juror, Canada Council Governor General’s Award in Media and Visual Arts
2004 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2003 Invited Delegate, Minister’s Forum on Diversity & Culture, Ottawa, ON
2003 Guest Presenter, Portrait Gallery of Canada
2003 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2002 Invited Speaker, Canadian Embassy, Mexico City

2002 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2001 Sessional Lecturer, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2001 Guest Instructor, Split Rock Summer Program, University of Minnesota, Minnepolis, MN
1998 Guest Instructor, Boreal Forest Institute of Indigenous Art, Keyano College, Ft McMurray, AB
1998 Guest Instructor, Ermineskin First Nation, Hobbema, AB
1998 Guest Speaker, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
1997 Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996 Guest Speaker, British Columbia Art Teachers Association Convention, Vancouver, BC
1996 Guest Lecturer, Boreal Forest Institute of Indigenous Art, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB
1995 Guest Speaker, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1995 Guest Speaker, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
1995 Guest Speaker, Trent University, Peterborough, ON
1995 Guest Presenter, International Native Arts Festival, Calgary, AB
1994 Exhibition Intervention, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1994 Guest Speaker, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1993 Workshop Presenter, Aboriginal Youth Conference, Edmonton, AB
1993 Guest Lecturer, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB
1993 Presenter and Facilitator, “Beyond Survival Conference,” Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
1993 Presenter, “Globalization Conference,” University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1995-88 Sessional Lecturer on Contemporary Native Art, School of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1993 Guest Speaker, Chatham Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON
1993 Guest Speaker, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
1993 Juror, Canada Council Exploration Grants
1992 Juror, Canada Council Exploration Grants
1992 Guest Speaker, “Art of the Shaman,” to Alberta Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1992 Essay, “What About the Magic,” for academic journal published by School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
1992 Guest Speaker at “Who Discovered the Americas,” at Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery and Thames Art Gallery
1992 Essay, “The Essential Spirituality of North American Indian Cultures” in “Human Ecology: Issues in the North,” edited by Rick Riewe and Jill Oakes
1992 Essay, “The Inspiration of the Artist,” in “Who Discovered the Americas?”  Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
1992 Technical Advisor, “Royal Hunt of the Sun,” directed by Robin Phillips for Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB
1992 Guest Speaker, Religion and Life Week, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
1992 Panellist at opening of “New Territories .  .  . 350/500 Years After,” group exhibition opening, Montreal, PQ
1992 Panellist at opening of “Indigena,” touring group exhibition opening at Canadian  Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
1991 Essay, “The Essential Spirituality of North American Indigenous Cultures,” for “Matriart” (Vol. 2, No. 1 / 1991)
1990 Instructor on Native Art, Native American Summer University, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1989 Guest Speaker at opening of “New Alberta Art: Diversities,” group exhibition, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
1989 Guest Speaker, “4th Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational,” The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1989 Panellist, “Art and Tradition,” at opening of “Beyond History” group exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989 Presenter, “Practicing Traditions:Native Americans,” National Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1989 Guest Speaker at opening of “Ode Min” group exhibition, Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON
1989 Guest Lecturer, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
1989 Guest Lecturer, “Theology and Religion in the Alberta Context” St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1989 Juror, Canada Council Project and Travel Grants
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