Artists and Designers

Photo by: Nadya Kwandibens / Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade

neyihaw/ Michif (Cree/ Metis)

Lynette La Fontaine, otipemisiwak artist


Muskwa mostos kesigok iskew is Lynette La Fontaine’s spirit name. Their late dad was Métis, and their mom is a French/ Irish settler. Lynette is a Métis visual artist with roots in northern Saskatchewan and the historic Métis communities of the Red River settlement. Growing up on the traditional, unceded Dakelh territory of the Stella’ten, Lynette now resides in the traditional lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations) territory. In 2016, Lynette began a formal mentorship journey to learn Métis art forms with knowledge holders and Elders. Her lifelong commitment is to learn Métis art forms and pass it on to future generations.