Lynette LaFontaine

Photo by Philomena Hughes

Muskwa mostos kesigok iskew is my spirit name, which roughly translates as bear buffalo northern lights woman. I am a Métis (otipemisiwak) visual artist with roots in northern Saskatchewan, as well as the historic Métis communities of the Red River settlement and Norway House. I grew up on the traditional, unceded Dakelh territory of the Stella’ten and now currently reside on the traditional Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations). My work is inspired by connection to land, heart, and spirit, and my ancestors teachings from elders and knowledge holders. With the intent to honour these connections, I utilize my preferred mediums of traditional and contemporary beadwork, mixed media, acrylic painting and fabrics.


Instagram: @otipemisiwak_artist