Red River Métis Artisans

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  • Amy McPherson (Fashion Ikwe Designs)

    Amy McPherson, a Métis multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer. Over the years Amy has acquired much traditional knowledge in many forms of art such as beading, quilling, tufting, basketry, sewing and birch bark biting. Graduating with an Academic Achievement award in 2017 from MC Colleges’ Fashion Design and Apparel Production. In…

  • Anne Mulaire

    Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau was born and raised in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba. She is of Ojibwa/French Métis ancestry. After high school, she studied one year in Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba. In 2001, wanting to pursue her post-secondary studies in French, she decided to move to Montréal. In 2004, she graduated with a Diploma in…

  • Bead n Butter

    bead ‘n butter is owned by Jessie Pruden, a queer, colourful Métis woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Beading runs in her family and when Jessie picked up the needle and thread for the first time, it felt like home. She is inspired by her family, friends, fashion, nature and the spirit of our Indigenous community. Putting…

  • Betty Grace Albertson (Laviolette) 

    I was born to Métis parents; my father was from St. John’s N.L. and my mom was born in Boggy Creek, MB. Both sets of grandparents were from St. John’s N.L. My parents spoke the Michif language and some of us used to speak it, but now, I just understand it.…

  • BIG INTERLAKE MECHANICAL (JESSICA WAYLAND)

  • Borealis Beading

    Melanie Gamache is a Manitoba Métis Artisan. She started beadwork as a form of meditative therapy, and it has helped her to dig deeper into her Métis culture and heritage, discovering her connection and responsibility with beading and the environment. Each piece she creates is an expression of gratitude to her ancestors, “The Flower Beadwork…

  • Brandi Vezina

    Brandi Vezina is a singer/songwriter and mindset coach (B. Env Sci, B. Ed) from Stony Point, Manitoba. She teaches women to love themselves so they can show up more powerfully in their lives. She has written 3 books, has a podcast, Going Inward with Brandi Vezina and YouTube channel. She has worked with organizations across…

  • Brandy Ellerbrock

    Brandy Ellerbrock is a proud Red River Métis citizen, born and raised in Winnipeg. She is an active member of both her Seven Oaks Métis Local and the Infinity Woman’s Secretariat. Most of Brandy’s adult life was spent living in Europe before moving back to Manitoba where she feels most at home in…

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