Supporting Indigenous tourismArts & Crafts Cooperative
Mi’kmaw Cultural Authenticity
If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then joining our new NSITEN organization may be one of the best new things to help you achieve any one of these goals!
The NSITEN will be offering a free service to all artists, artisans, craft makers and traditional knowledge keepers as a way to grow opportunities but also to start organizing a collective database of individuals & businesses that would like to have more support services that would benefit their future goals and aspirations.
Once we secure and coordinate a significant and updated representation of qualified artists, crafters and knowledge keepers that meet our organizational membership criteria, we will begin to organize events that will bring them together to gather information on how best we can support their needs in developing and enhancing skill sets that will allow them the ability to better participate in the mainstream cultural tourism industry.
artisans, craft makers & performers
The type of work we promote
authentic Mi'kmaw Crafts
Artwork comes in many forms, from sculpture to paintings and prints, and we are excited to highlight some stunning authentic indigenous art from local Nova Scotia artists.
Criteria will include an in-depth knowledge of the Mi’kmaw culture and of course your Indigenous status clearly identified through criteria as expressed in our membership outline.
Her art is Spiritual and its said it’s a dream to see bright, beautiful colors. Her first paintings sold in Finland and Germany. So, Please enjoy looking at her Pieces. Spend Her whole life creating with Fabric, Photos, and Acrylics. She is Self-Taught and has been creating and exhibiting her work ever since. Loretta’s dream is to share her art around the world. It is a way to get her spiritual feelings on canvas.
She was Born and raised in Cape Breton, Raised in a reservation by her Parents. The Waycobah First Nation is located in Nova Scotia.
She currently resides in Cape Breton with her husband Elliot Gould and All their Children Dakota Jay (1994), Shianne Snow (1996), Savannah Sipu (1998), Phoenix Lee (2000), Ivy Blue (2004), and Montanna Sky (2015)
She is Currently working on a book for all the stories that go with each Painting. And 2 children books to learn our native tongue.
1. Local artist Loretta Gould
2. Local artist Alan Syliboy
3. Local artist Loretta Gould