In this seventeenth episode of Skillshare Sessions our host Dallas Pelly meets with Ovila Mailhot.
Ovi is a Coast Salish graphic artist, originally from Seabird Island reservation in British Columbia, whose roots are both of Sto:lo & Nlaka’pamux Nation. During this episode we talk about Ovi’s journey as a graphic artist which includes designing a mural displayed on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. He also shares about his work to support art and entrepreneurship with students across Canada through the Connected North program. Together Ovi and Dallas share their own perspectives on cultural appropriation and its impact on Indigenous artists and communities. Ovi also lifts up the many inspiring people who have helped shape his work including his sister Therese Marie Mailhot, author of NYT best seller “Heart Berries”.