WHISKEYCHAN, Tim (1968)

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Born in Chibougamau, the sculptor Tim Whiskeychan uses his artwork as a means of preserving and sharing his Cree culture. Among his major work is an installation erected during the inauguration of Liyiyiu-Iinuu, the commemorative site near the dam of the Rupert river. Whiskeychan also created a stained-glass window, exhibited at the Asnischaaukamikw Cree Culture Institute, and several murals and sculptures, exhibited throughout the region. One of his pieces, depicting a traditional scene in which an Amerindian hunter aims his bow at two Canadian geese, was chosen by the Royal Canadian Mint to be used on a commemorative coin. The artist participated in the 11 Nations exhibition in 2011-2012 at the Espace Gilles-Carles at Montreal’s Marché Bonsecours. He also participated in the Myths, tales and legends of Canada exhibition, presented at the Musée du Bronze d’Inverness in May 2017 as part of the Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary.