Christi Belcourt, Espanola’s inductee for the Wall of Fame will be presented with the award tonight.
Belcourt, a Metis artist, author and First Nation advocate is the only recipient in this year’s award ceremony, which is only presented every three years.
A committee made up of council members and representatives from the community based their decision on her global, national and local accomplishments.
She is the lead coordinator for Walking With Our Sisters, a community-driven project that honours murdered or missing Indigenous women now on display in Sudbury.
She was named the Aboriginal Arts Laureate by the Ontario Arts Council in 2015.
In 2016, she won a Governor General’s Innovation Award and was named the winner of the 2016 Premier’s Awards in the Arts.
Belcourt’s work is found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization and First People’s Hall to name a few.
The Wall of Fame Inductee ceremony takes place today from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Espanola Legion and everyone is invited to attend.