Phyllis Poitras-Jarrett is a Métis artist from Saskatchewan whose art honours the animals and plants that helped sustain the Métis and the other Indigenous peoples throughout history. A self-taught artist, Poitras-Jarrett is presently focused on mixed media acrylic paintings and textured Métis beadwork. Inspired by her kokum’s creativity and determination, she has continued to connect her culture with her art. She has received support from SK Arts in the last few years for her work on spirit animals, as well as from Canada Council for the Arts, to create a short animated video. Visit www.metisspiritart.ca to find out more.