FONTAINE, Christophe

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Christophe Fontaine is an Innu sculptor, singer and traditional Innu tambourine (Teueikan) player from Sept-Îles, Quebec. He is also known for his 2003 sculpture collaboration with artist Pierre Bourgault in Baie-Sainte-Catherine, which marked the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s arrival to North American and the first peace treaty between the First Nations (Innu, Algonquians, Maliseet) and the French. The monumental work, roughly 6m x 5m x 3m, depicts a large, highly stylized, set of aluminum caribou antlers. Fontaine also participated in the 11 Nations exhibition, presented at the Bonsecours Market’s Espace Gilles-Carle in 2011.