artist, full time human being
Why you should listen to her: Janice Tanton is an artist in the broadest sense of the word. Painter, actor, musician, filmmaker and graphic designer, the common thread that binds her art is a devotion to human beings and connecting cultures and people of different backgrounds. Her work with has helped promote awareness of native cultures and traditions in Canada.
An Alumna of Distinction of Durham College and having attended the University of Windsor, she started her career 23 years ago in Ontario where she set up her own art, publishing and design firm earning laurels in international forums as a successful entrepreneur. In 2005 she moved to Treaty 7 territory in Canmore, Alta and to pursue her passion for leadership development as program manager for Aboriginal Leadership at The Banff Centre. Independently, she launched the Community Fusion Project focusing on cross-cultural relationships through painting, film and a melding of performance arts practices. She runs an art studio in Canmore and is honoured to continue her relationships with, aboriginal communities and leaders across Canada.
She has been adopted as the daughter of Elder Tom Crane Bear of the Siksika Nation, initiated into the pow wow dance circle, is a tipi owner, has been given the Blackfoot name Iniskim-Aki (Buffalo Stone Woman).
Janice shares her wealth of knowledge, artistic approach and innovative ideas through her blog, Full Time Human Being.
Learn more about Janice Tanton @ www.janicetanton.com
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