Elder Nellie Winters speaks on the importance of home

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 09:10
, Nellie

Nellie Winters is an Elder from Okak Bay living in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut (Labrador). She was raised in Okak Bay, on the north coast of Labrador. Her family was relocated to Makkovik in 1956 when services to the area were cut off by the provincial government.  Nellie Winters is a respected artist whose work is commissioned and exhibited by galleries, museums and private collections both in Canada and internationally. Her Inukuluk drawings are featured in a recently submitted co-authored paper to the Journal of Ethnobiology special issue on fishing. Mrs. Winters’ other work includes sealskin boots, grasswork, embroidery, coats, caps, dresses, beading, jewellery, carvings, wall hangings, purses, paintings, and a lamp. In 1976, she was personally invited to demonstrate her artistic work at the Montreal Olympics. Forty years later, Mrs. Winters returns to Montreal to speak from her experiences on the importance of her home.