29 Jul 2017

Publication: Artist in Residence

Publication: Artist in Residence

Hello! In February and March of this year I was an artist is residence in a Cree community in northern Quebec and part of The Mikw Chiyâm program. I had an awesome time and am looking forward to my next residency this upcoming year. This program is great and does so much more than teach students how […]

19 Jun 2017

Publication: Serialized Short Story!

Hey everyone! So recently Joyland Magazine published my short story Complex 2675 in a series of four serialized issues. Ya. It was super cool. I did the illustrations for all four issues. So if you have some time and want to read a story about people living a day filled with the magic of choice […]

1 Jun 2017

Publication: Royal BC Museum’s magazine ‘Curious’

I was the guest editor for the 2017 spring issue of the Royal BC Museum’s magazine Curious. This issue was focusing on the museum through the lens of Indigenous visitors. I sent out a call in early winter and the response was incredible. I got so many insightful submissions that I had no problem putting […]

5 Feb 2017

Publication: POEMS! Lovely poems :)

I had the pleasure of recently being published in a great online magazine, The This Magazine. They pair up an issue with an artist who creates a piece of work for every contributor to go along with their work. I am so happy with the artwork that was paired with my poems. If you have […]

21 Jan 2017

I am in Quebec!

I am in Quebec!

Hey everyone! So I have official begun my five week adventure in Mistissini, Quebec as an artist in residence with the Mikw Chiyâm Program. I am going to be working with youth in the high school on zine making. We are going to dive into writing, drawing, and basically creating fun stuff. I am super […]

9 Sep 2016

Interview: I was on the radio!!

So the wonderful Erika Thorkelson interviewed me for Vancouver Co-op radio for her show The Storytelling show. We talked about my writing life, my relationship with my granny, why I write about Indigenous issues, my Etsy shop and music I love. It was super fun! It was my first time on the radio and I […]

31 Aug 2016

LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Water is Love, Medicine, Spirit, Balance A poem written by Francine Cunningham with Cree translations by Myrtle Calahasian. I wrote this poem to celebrate water or nipiy. I asked my grandmother, Myrtle Calahasian, to help me with the translations and to read the voice of the wind. I love my grandmother’s voice and to hear […]

30 Aug 2016

Publication: Boobs: women explore what it means to have breasts an anthology

I have a creative non-fiction piece in this amazing anthology from Caitlin Press. It’s called Learning to not laugh it away and talks about my experiences growing up with big breasts. It was such a liberating and fun experience writing about moments that I have had around my  breasts. The title is actually what I […]

10 Jan 2016

I have an ETSY shop!

I have an ETSY shop!

I am now selling my work online at Etsy. My shop is called DemarcationLines and I hope that you pop over and take a gander, maybe do some shopping. “I am an Indigenous artist, Cree and Metis, originally from Alberta, Canada but currently living Vancouver, Canada. I make everything I sell in my home and […]

6 Jan 2016

Active Fiction Project: The Slips

I wrote a walk your own adventure story for The Active Fiction Project. It was set on the streets of East Vancouver and at each location I blended in the surrounding from buildings, to plants to gardens into the story. The story was a a dystopian adventure and the readers had one goal, to become […]