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.
- Indigenous Governance: Nation Building & Solidarity
- An Indigenous Approach to Economics & Value-based Business
- Cultural Maintenance for the Urban Tribe