Leah Dorion

Leah Dorion 

"Opikinawasowin-Growing Our Children"

This show features a variety of pieces that were created to illustrate the book WACI! Leah's research pieces, published illustrations, and other pieces that fit the opikinawasowin theme are on display at Wanuskewin Collective. Leah notes "These artworks were a joyous experience to create! WACI! is published by Red Deer Press and it is Sage Speidel's first book as a published author."

You can purchase WACI! by Sage Speidel with illustrations by Leah Dorion here:  https://www.reddeerpress.com/Detail/0889957274

About Leah: 

Leah Marie Dorion is an interdisciplinary Metis artist raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A teacher, painter, filmmaker and published writer, Leah views her Metis heritage as providing her with a unique bridge for knowledge between all people. Leah holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degree. She has numerous creative projects to her credit, including academic papers for the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, books for children, gallery showings of her art works, and numerous video documentaries that showcase Metis culture and history. 

Leah’s paintings honour the spiritual strength of Aboriginal women and the sacred feminine. Leah believes that women play a key role in passing on vital knowledge for all of humanity which is deeply reflected in her artistic practice. She believes women are the first teachers to the next generation.