Traditional crafts

If stones could talk

Since the mid-20th century, Inuit art has experienced a phenomenal development. Since then, it has provided income to Northern communities derived from exportation of artworks while promoting Inuit cultural expression in a changing world.

Can sculpture and printmaking play a similar identity role among Inuit people in an urban setting?

Indeed, during the last two decades, more and more Inuit have emigrated to the South. In cities such as Montreal, the Inuit community faces many challenges caused by integration problems, sometimes going as far as homelessness.

The Société de développement social de Ville-Marie (SDSVM), the first social values broker in North America, makes the bet that art can be an important means of social integration and mobilization.

For a second consecutive year, Montreal Inuit artists will create unique works of art “live”. A “tupiq”, a traditional tundra dwelling, will announce their presence on Place des Festivals to share the richness of Inuit art with the public.

An SDSVM project in partnership with Makivik Corporation, AVATAQ Cultural Institute, Saint Michael’s Mission, Projet Autochtone du Québec, the Quartier des spectacles and Terres en vues.

Michel Cadieux

Michel Cadieux is a self-taught and a member of the professional Association of Archaeologists of Québec.

As a passionate observant individual, he specializes in experimental archaeology. His work helps researchers record facts and informs the people of our prehistory. His greatest accomplishments call upon the concept of a reconstructed Iroquoian village and carried into effect, became the Droulers Tsiionhiakwatha archaeological interpretation Center in St-Anicet.

He works in partnership with First Nations communities, interpretation centers and universities. He also produces accessories and props for movies and television series.

We encourage you to browse his website at :

Michel CadieuxMichel Cadieux - 40 ans

Sedalia Fazio and Rita Jacobs Fazio

Sedalia Fazio and her mother Rita Jacobs Fazio‏ are Mohawks from Kahnawake. Rita Jacobs Fazio‏ is 82, and she has been doing beadwork since she was a child. Sedalia has also been beading since childhood and she has been Dancing since the age of 2, but because of health reasons, she is not dancing anymore. However, she still sings and does Sweat Lodge Ceremonies with The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community!

Rita FazioRita Fazio - Création