Indigenous Artist Elisapie Honored with Canada Post Stamp

Indigenous artist Elisapie is set to be celebrated with a new postage stamp on National Indigenous Peoples Day, alongside two other Indigenous leaders. The stamp featuring Elisapie will be unveiled on June 13 by Canada Post.

Elisapie, a multi-talented artist from Salluit, Nunavik, is known for her work as a singer-songwriter, actor, director, producer, and activist. She recently won the 2024 Juno award for contemporary Indigenous artist or group of the year for her album “Inuktitut,” which features classic pop and rock songs translated into Inuktitut. Elisapie’s dedication to singing and writing in Inuktitut, English, and French has been instrumental in raising awareness of Inuit language, heritage, and culture.

The upcoming stamp set will also feature Métis artist Christi Belcourt and the late First Nations water protector Josephine Mandamin. This collection is part of Canada Post’s Indigenous Leaders stamp series, which aims to honor modern-day First Nations, Inuit, and Métis leaders who have made significant contributions to preserving their cultures and enhancing the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada.