Call to Artists: Moccasin Vector rendered art Contest

Call to Artists: Moccasin Vector rendered art Contest

Deadline:November 25, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

Honourarium: $2,000 CAD

Project Background

Initiated in 2011 by Carolyn King, C.M., former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the vision of the Moccasin Identifier is to advance Treaty and Indigenous awareness by covering Canada in Moccasins, so that every Canadian will know whose land they stand on.
The mission of the Moccasin Identifier is to educate children on Treaties through the Moccasin Identifier educational kit; promote public awareness to Indigenous culture on the landscape through site installations of moccasins; and develop a network of knowledge for the benefit of Truth and reconciliation.
Please see for more information on the Moccasin Identifier Project.


The Algonquins of Ontario is teaming up with the Moccasin Identifier and Deloitte. The Algonquins of Ontario are seeking an Indigenous artist to support us with the design of an Algonquin Moccasin for a Land Acknowledgement sign to be installed at the Deloitte Head Office in Ottawa. This moccasin can be modern or ancestral in design, but must be reflective of Algonquin specific moccasin styles.

Example of an artistic rendition in vector format of moccasin.

Considerations and Requirements

  • This position is open to members of the ten Algonquins of Ontario communities. We ask that you please identify which Algonquin community you are connected to in your email stating your interest.
  • The image must be an accurate representation of an Algonquin moccasin, to your knowledge.

Artistic Considerations

  • The image must be suitable for the public of all ages
  • The image must be clear and visible

Technical Considerations

  • The image must be sent in JPEG or EPS design
  • The image must be in vector format, at a moderate level of detail (see attached example for reference)
  • The image must be black and white


You will be notified either way whether your design was chosen by December 9, 2021.

If you are interested in submitting your artistic moccasin for the contest, please email your moccasin image to Kathleen Forward, Cultural Heritage Advisor, at by November 25, 2021, 4:00 PM EST.

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