ABOUT THE ARTIST
What ties all of these endeavours together is the passion that Shay has for encouraging the resurgence of indigenous cultures and practices, and how that can improve the state of indigenous livelihoods across Canada.
Shay Paul is a contemporary artist and graphic designer living in Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and attending Thompson Rivers University to obtain a Bachelor of Social Work. She has been active in the arts since she was in elementary school, studying in a variety of disciplines, but choosing drawing and painting as her favourite medium.
When she’s not creating art, she is volunteering her time in various circles to better indigenous livelihoods. From organizing workshops, events, and resources, to travelling and working inside Indigenous communities, Shay has spent the last number of years expanding her connections and experience to be able to continue to provide support in any way possible.
Along with her studies, she's been granted the opportunity to work in two rural Oji-Cree communities, Kasabonika Lake First Nation and Wapakeka First Nation in Ontario, and Deh Gáh Got'ı̨ę First Nation in NWT, residing on Treaty 11 and traditional Dene territory.