Welcome / Biindigen
"The Great Lakes combined is the largest body of freshwater in the world. It has a unique lifeway specific to the people who live within its shores. The landscape is varied by the extreme temperatures of the ranging from freezing cold, snow and northern lights in the winter, rain and thunder storms in the spring, strong winds and bold autumn colors in the fall, while the brief summer months are filled with hot splendid sunrises and sunsets. The Anishinaabeg possess tremendous respect and appreciation for all of nature’s forces and Spirit elements.
Using natural objects for personal adornment is part of the indigenous culture and traditions. The designs and materials used in making art; songs and dances, clothing and jewelry, we show respect for the environment and beliefs instilled by our ancestors. Making beautiful jewelry and clothing is one way we honor the gifts given to us by the Creator; it is an expression of creativity of who we are as people. It is the way we say, “I am Anishinaabe.”
We cater to women, men and two-spirits so they may feel strength and pride within themselves while successfully navigating throughout the many roles we perform. We have a special affinity for children and love to dress them so that they are adorned with love and comfort.