Looking for a place to display your art? The Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association is currently collecting tamarack decoys, moose-hide products and spruce baskets for sale at the Salon des métiers d’art in Montreal, Dec. 6 to 17.
With its first ever showing at the Salon, CNACA aims to increase the exposure of authentic Cree arts and crafts to southerners. The greater market demand for Cree arts and crafts, CNACA organizers hope, will ultimately preserve and promote the Cree traditions and way of life.
For those planning their Christmas shopping, the Salon des métiers d’art represents a chance to buy locally-made and envi-ronmentally-responsible gifts.
CNACA was formed in 1975, under section 28 of the JBNQA. The organization’s main goal is the promotion, support and development of arts and crafts and the cultural industries of Eeyou Istchee.
The Salon des métiers d’art runs Dec. 6-22 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. For more info, check out their website after November 27, at: www.salondesmetiersdart.com/