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This beautiful journal was designed by Sioux Native Artist Maxine Noel. Journal your thoughts or write your to-do list and enjoy the soothing art of one of Canada's most prestigious Native American artists. The title of this painting Eagle's Gift means: "when one does the work of the great spirit, one receives an eagle's feather as an honor". Size of this journal is 12 cm x 17 cm, with 120 sheets of lined pages. Makes a great gift for anyone.
Designed In Canada by Maxine Noel
12 cm x 17 cm
120 Sheets Lined Paper
Artist Maxine Noel
Ioyan Mani - "to walk beyond" - is Maxine's Sioux name that reveals her gift. Maxine is Oglala Sioux, born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba. The eldest of eleven children, she learned to draw among a loving family on a quiet reserve. In residential school she experienced the struggles of submersion of the native spirituality and culture, which brought her strength and enrichment. Maxine was appointed in 2019 as a member of the Order of Canada for her work as a visual artist and for encouraging and promoting creative expression in Indigenous communities.
A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours, to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old.
Maxine was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2019 for her notable achievements.