- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Art
- Department Ethnology
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1993/01/01
- Latest 1993/12/31
- Medium paint
- Materials Not applicable
- Geo-Cultural Code VI-D, ACC
- Caption Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated Is Founded - image caption
Morning Star - Gambeh Then'
- Caption Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated Is Founded - image credit
- Additional Information CMH, IMG2009-0085-0001-Dm
- Caption Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated Is Founded
- Additional Information In November 1973, seven Aboriginal artists teamed up to create the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI), one of the first self-managed Aboriginal artists' collectives in Canada. Nicknamed the “Indian Group of Seven,” its members were Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Joseph Sanchez. The PNIAI sought to promote Aboriginal art as a form of contemporary art, as opposed to being considered handicraft, and also hoped to fund the development of emerging Aboriginal artists. The group disbanded in 1975, but their goals served as a model for other Aboriginal arts organizations.