Honouring Elders and Anishinabek Artists: Connecting Art and Traditions

Elder Maryanne Thomas of Fort Severn First Nation

Traditional Medicinal Plants


The elders are the roots of our teachings. The youth are the future. When our elders tell us these teachings, they become a part of us. Their teachings are the roots of our future.

Artist: Christyn Koostachin 

My name is Christyn Koostachin, I’m from Fort Severn Ontario. I’m the youngest in my family, I live with my parents back home. I have 3 siblings, 1 sister and 2 older brothers. I started painting in early 2016. Art is my passion. It helps me cope with difficult times and express myself freely. Anybody can do art, if you just believe in yourself and put yourself out there.