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Surreal’: northeastern Ontario artist Christi Belcourt receives postage stamp, Order of Canada – CBC

Jul 02, 2024

Visual artist Christi Belcourt says the final days of June, 2024 were “surreal” after she was invested into the Order of Canada, became the first Métis artist to have her work displayed at Rideau Hall – the official residence of the Governor General of Canada – and was honoured by Canada Post with a postage stamp bearing her image,

Belcourt, who has lived along the coast of Lake Huron for the past 25 years, also recently received the Order of Gabriel DuMont given out by the Gabriel DuMont Institute to those who have served or continue to serve the Métis of Canada with distinction. It is among the Métis Nation’s highest civilian honours.

“That was very touching and overwhelming because that came from my community,” Belcourt said.

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