Leah Dorion

Leah’s paintings honour the spiritual strength of Aboriginal women and the sacred feminine. Leah believes that women play a key role in passing on vital knowledge for all of humanity which is deeply reflected in her artistic practice. She believes women are the first teachers to the next generation.

Leah's colouring and activity book, Mother Earth, shares Indigenous culture through colouring. Filled with pictographs, labyrinths and beautiful images to fill with colour this book will please and inform children of all ages. Passing knowledge forward through the generations.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degree. She has numerous creative projects to her credit, including academic papers for the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, books for children, gallery showings of her art works, and numerous video documentaries that showcase Metis culture and history.

Career Highlights include:


Awarded an Art Commission with the Society of Canadian Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) for the art work Givers of Life featured on a poster for their international women’s health division.

Selection of her art work Circles of Care for the Aboriginal Storytelling month (February) poster produced by Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples (LLSAP).

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa created a massive stage backdrop featuring the design from her art work Wahkotowin at their gala fundraiser.

Hugh Cairns School in Saskatoon received an ArtsSmarts grant to make an art mural project based on The Giving Tree story.  It was her first experience working with over 260 students and staff who all contributed to the design and completion of the final mural.

Workshop presenter at the Literacy for Life conference hosted by the Saskatoon Public School Division during the same year Justin Trudeau was the keynote speaker.

Awarded an arts grant through the Saskatchewan Arts Board to restore the Metis voyageur lobstick pole art form back into her community.

Her art work The Three Life Sustainers was purchased by the Saskatchewan Arts Board Provincial Art Collection.

The Allan Sapp Gallery in North Battleford accepted several illustrations from The Giving Tree and Relatives with Roots children’s books into their permanent collection.  The gallery curated the illustrations and then proceeded to host an art show in which local school children got to view the original art works.

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