For our second On View event with the Ottawa Arts Council, we joined Jaime Morse for a virtual Métis kitchen party!
CSArt subscribers and OAC community members were treated to a discussion with the artist on her work and inspiration over a cup of cedar tea, a bannock-making tutorial by Arianne Mulaire, and a dance performance by Prairie Fire.
Attendees had the option to purchase handmade mini drums with original drawings by Jaime, with all proceeds supporting the artist. These drums were delivered to participants along with cedar tea in preparation for the event, and are designed to hang freely, or to frame in a shadow-box.


About the artist:

Jaime Morse (formerly Koebel) is Nehiyaw/Michif (Cree/Métis) from Lac La Biche, AB and has lived in Ottawa since 2000. She is an Indigenous arts activator, activating stories and teachings of social, political, and cultural matters through Indigenous arts and culture.

As an artist her practice includes carrying on traditions of fish scale art, using porcupine quills/hair and caribou/moose hair. Jaime also practices Métis beadwork which includes land mapping and storytelling and her drawings reflect floral imagery based on traditional Indigenous knowledge.

As the founder of “Indigenous Walks,” a walking tour through downtown Ottawa exploring landscape, architecture, art and monuments through an Indigenous perspective, Jaime helps to connect others to history and culture, inspiring and empowering people through art, dance, education, and traditional practices.

Prairie Fire is a fun family dance group that shares their Métis and First Nation’s heritage with audience members through fiddle music with Pow Wow and Celtic-style dancing.