Robbie Tait Jr

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Robbie Tait Jr. is a visual artist born and raised in Montreal to an army brat who came from Listuguj, Quebec. With many family members still there, he grew up visiting often and maintaining a connection to his Mik'maq roots. His grandmother, a survivor of Residential schooling, and his mother's desire to reclaim her lost culture, shaped his worldview. Never feeling like he fit into urban life, he followed his desire to return home and now resides in Gesgapegiag. His knowledge of old stories and his culture became a focal point of his art and he is finally beginning to take his work out of the studio for the first time. A Rainbow to Turtle Island is his first film.


First film


A Rainbow to Turtle Island

This portrait showcases artist Robbie Tait Jr. and demonstrates the transformative power of art. It introduces his project, Turtle Island Handbook, born from the desire to convey his culture and family heritage through his drawings. It also addresses the political aspect of his art through Rainbow Tears, inspired by the story of political prisoner Leonard Peltier.