Tipi Joe (aka Joe Lanceley) is a Cree/Metis artist whose work reflects a direct connection to the land, our history, our people, and our stories. As a mixed media artist Tipi Joe incorporates historical stories and teachings throughout his work as a story teller, drum maker, and tipi creator. Using a combination of traditional technique and design paired with new technology, his work explores the journey of the modern urban Indigenous man in his quest towards reconnecting the past with the present. An award winning Arts Educator, Tipi Joe has been working with students of aII ages across Canada for 25 years His passion for creation and inspiration can be found in every student and educator he works with
Always answering questions and educating others about Indigenous people he is truly in his element when working with the tipi. By preserving this way of life and educating others about it along the way he has inspired many. Sharing his own personal stories and experiences Joe has an ability to reach any audience he is in front of. It would be hard to count how many thousands of individuals had their first tipi experience in one of Joe's tipis.
I reaIIy enjoyed your presentation. You toId me that the door aIways goes on the East. You toId me how to construct a tipi. You gave me Iots of information about tipis. Thank you for coming SincerIy Evan (Bobby Bend schooI)
—Evan from StonewaII