The walleye, a revered fish in many Indigenous cultures, embodies the spirit of water and is considered a symbol of strength, endurance, and fertility. Known for its distinctive large, bright eyes, the walleye is adept at navigating murky waters, symbolizing wisdom and a deep connection with nature. It holds a sacred status among various tribes and is often seen as a powerful emblem of the natural world.
In Indigenous traditions, especially within the Métis culture, fishing for walleye is not only a means of sustenance but also a way to strengthen community bonds and preserve cultural practices. The walleye, prized for its delicious taste, is an integral part of Indigenous fishing traditions, especially in regions like Lesser Slave Lake, where it is revered both as a significant food source and a cultural keystone.
Displaying an image of the walleye in your home can remind you of the interconnectedness with nature and the importance of community, embodying the values of environmental stewardship and cultural wisdom. It inspires a deeper appreciation for sustainability, resilience, and the rich heritage of Indigenous traditions.
Design by Métis artist Angie Saltman.
Each canvas is made with finely textured, artist-grade cotton substrate. Available in 10” x 8”, this closed-back canvas is built with a patented, solid support face and is excellent for indoor use.
- Made with 100% cotton fabric
- Each canvas features 0.0135 inch (13.5 mil) thick fabric that weighs 400gsm making it highly durable
- The closed MDF backing adds an extra layer of protection
- For indoor use only