Art Napoleon

Cultural Educator, Co-Host of Moosemeat and Marmalade, Humorist

Art Napoleon

Walking in “two worlds” Art Napoleon is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning a moose in a hailstorm with a pocketknife.

Tapping into rich and profound ancestral knowledge to create sustainable and ethical alternatives for the modern world are the foundations that guide him in his many projects. A former hand-picked (not elected) Chief of the Saulteau First Nation in north-eastern BC, Art is a conservationist, naturalist, faith-keeper and educator who interprets life through the holistic lens of Cree worldview.

Art is also a budding TV personality with a growing resume in the film industry and is known as an on-stage humorist with an uncanny ability to improvise and engage audiences of all ages including children and youth.

Currently based in Victoria BC, Art remains connected to his home territory and his Cree and Dane Zaa roots. He tours regularly as a performer and speaker and also serves as a juror on arts and culture organizations across Canada. His moose stew has been known to cure hangovers and his campfire tales have mended broken hearts…or so the stories go. 

 

 

 

    Topics 
  1. Indigenous Governance: Nation Building & Solidarity
  2. An Indigenous Approach to Economics & Value-based Business
  3. Cultural Maintenance for the Urban Tribe
Testimonials: 
...art brings a humour that makes people comfortable, excited and keeps them happy and in their seats...
Marcia Dawson
BC Success By Six Coordinator
...an intelligent & engaging man who easily bridges diversity in any audience with his wit and charm, art takes time to understand the context of gatherings and consistently delivers an appropriate presentation. art is an inspirational speaker with class and integrity...
April Ingham
Pacific Peoples Partnership
...he is funny, versatile & innovative but brings something even more important to the stage--an ability to inspire through his love of culture, land & community--songs & words that move the spirit and cut to the core...
Reg Whiten
Interraplan Whitehorse YK
...has a way of bringing any crowd to life by melting hearts and grounding folks in a reality that is authentic. art is the definition of integrity and he can make any event a success...
Jody Bauche
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
...as stage producer & MC on large-scale productions in northern BC, art continues to crack up the crowds, run a professional stage, draw the audience & understand the needs of his clients. Art is one of the best producers we have worked with & plan on using him for years to come...
Jocelyn Schick
Bizzy Body Event Planners, Ft.St.John BC

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