Thursday, October 30, 2008

Will Try To Produce Inuit Art Gallery Videos

We will try to produce some video clips. You already had views of many of the pieces from the exhibition through our many Inuit Art articles  but it would really be nice of course to see them on video. We hope to get the first one out for next month. We will of course announce it on our monthly Native Art Gallery Newsletter which you can sign up through the boxes on the upper right corner of this blog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reindeer Used To Pull Sleds In Lapland

I saw an interesting TV program last night which showed how sleds were pulled in the Lapland area of northern Sweden. Instead of using husky dogs like the Inuit do in our Canadian Arctic north, the Swedes used a single reindeer to pull each sled. They were certainly quieter than dogs.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Native American Culture Calendars for 2009

We show a nice selection of Native American culture calendars for 2009 at our website but in order to get further details of each one, you have to click on each image to get to our partner's website which shows further details. Free Spirit Gallery does not sell any of these calendars as we leave this up to our partner. So for any 2009 calendar that you are interested in, just click on each image to get more information.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Might Delay November Native Art Gallery Newsletter

We normally send out the free monthly Native Art Gallery newsletter to our subscribers during the first week of each month. However, since we are waiting for a shipment of new Northwest Native art carvings from master carver Paul Joseph, we would like to announce their arrival at our Native Art Gallery via the November issue. So the November issue of our monthly Native Art Gallery newsletter might be delayed for a few days to even a week. Make sure that you are on our free subscriber list by signing up at the boxes at the top right of this Inuit Native Art blog. The October issue however is online for you to read.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Northwest Native Art Dishes?

One of our master carvers, Paul Joseph, has offered to make some Northwest Native art dishes for us. We have never carried any dish carvings before so we are thinking about this opportunity if there is a demand for such artwork. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New High School Curriculum For Canadian Inuit Students

Canadian Inuit youth struggle with self-identity and Arctic based educators hope a new curriculum will be of help. Nunavut education officials have created a new high school curriculum the meets university entrance standards while teaching Inuit values, healthy relationships and personal wellness.

"We've sent it to 25 universities in the south (Canada) and they've accepted it … as meeting their entry requirements," said Cathy McGregor, a curriculum and school services director. The Aulajaaqtut curriculum for Grades 10-12 replaces an Albert curriculum which Nunavut high school students had to pass in order to graduate. It allows them to take the principles and values from their ancestors that are relevant today, both in their own community and the world.

The curriculum will be implemented in 2010. Aulajaaqtut — an Inuktitut word for a formation of flying geese — will be taught by educators who are Inuit and long-time northerners. The Education Department plans to develop more curricula for lower grades. To see an image of an Arctic school, see the article on Iqaluit.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Paul Joseph Northwest Native Indian Carvings Soon!

We haven't had any Paul Joseph Northwest Native Indian carvings for some time and there will be good news soon. He just made a new set for us and will be completing the finishes by the end of the week. So we should get them here within a few weeks just in time for the shopping season! So stay tuned for this exciting news. Paul's Northwest Native Indian carvings always sell out.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Huge Inukshuk In Toronto

I was driving near the Lakeshore in Toronto this past week and noticed a huge Inuit inukshuk structure that I haven't seen before since I was away from Toronto for five years. I will to get a photo of it and post it on our Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art website.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inukshuks as Corporate Business Gifts for the Season Available

Don't forget that inukshuks and other Inuit carvings are available as corporate business gifts. If you have a company that might be interested in this especially for the upcoming holiday season, it is highly advised to contact us now in order to start the ball rolling. We can work out the appropriate pieces on your particular company budget and make sure they are delivered to you in time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

American Indian Cultural Calendars For 2009

Fans of the American Indian culture will appreciate the new set of cultural calendars available for 2009 through our partner. Beautiful photography of American Indian people and their dances. See the entire line that is available for 2009 at American Indian Cultural Calendars.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tribal Dance and Art Videos Very Popular

The tribal dance and art videos we put up are very popular with viewers. One can even add comments to them if the videos are accessed directly on YouTube but they are moderated by us for approval before comments go live. We generally do not allow comments that are too political in nature because we want them to be limited to the video rather than act as a political forum about native tribal issues.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Polar Bear Cub Carving Sold

The polar bear cub carving was sold today and this is a pretty rare type of Inuit carving. So if you had your eyes on a cub, you had to act fast since we had only one at our Inuit art gallery and they don't come around that often. If you have your eyes on any piece, it is highly recommended that you act on it and order it because they are one of a kind. Once a piece is sold, it is gone. Don't be disappointed by losing opportunities like this.

Monday, October 06, 2008

October Tribal Art Newsletter Coming Out This Week

Our October issue of our Tribal Art free monthly newsletter is coming out this week to our subscribers. Only our subscribers are sent this newsletter which alerts them to new articles, videos and artwork at Free Spirit Gallery. So make sure that you are on our subscriber list by signing up at the boxes at the top right of this blog page. You will also get two free ebooks on Tribal Art.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Canadian First Nations Art Calendar

One of the featured 2009 calendars we are featuring is one with Canadian First Nations art. This one has everything from Northwest First Nations art to Inuit art as well as Woodland First Nations art. A very nice mix. Click on the image below to get more details of this new 2009 calendar. There are also other Native Art 2009 Calendars available.

First Nations Aboriginal Art of Canada 2009 Wall Calendar

Thursday, October 02, 2008

September Native Art Gallery Newsletter

September Newsletter - Free Spirit Gallery

Just received new pieces in our Polar Bear and Inukshuk sections of our gallery, including a nice multi-layered inukshuk.

In addition to wildlife and human subjects, Inuit carvers have been known to produce some really strange and imaginative characters. These characters would be from Inuit legends, shamanism and mythology. Here is a new article that shows some really weird pieces - note that this is a two page article so don't forget to go on to page 2;

Inuit Shamanism, Legends & Mythology Art

During the middle of August, we added an image of a large custom designed raven made by master Cody Mathias.

Until next month,

Free Spirit Gallery Native Art

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Native American Indian Culture and Art 2009 Calendars

If you are a fan of Native American Indian culture or art, you are going to love the selection of 2009 calendars we picked out for you. Again, there are quite a few ranging from art to people to dancing. To check them all out, see Native American Indian Calendars.