Antoine Mountain is Dene from Rádeyı̨lı̨ Kǫ́ę́ (Fort Good Hope), and obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies at York University. He is a full-time student pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Indigenous Studies Graduate Program at Trent University.
Antoine is a well-known acrylic artist in the Northwest Territories, and many of his murals can be seen on buildings in the communities of the Sahtú Region. Antoine considers nature to be the greatest muse of all, and reflects his love of the land and the Dene way of life in his works. His artistic goal is to help ensure that our youth of today might remember who they are as Dene, through various depictions taken from stories and beliefs. He comes from a very artistic family, and all of his close relatives are involved in one form of the arts or another, including sculpting, beading, sewing and even quillwork.