Birch Bark Canoe Maker

Keeping His Hands and Heart Busy

Keeping His Hands and Heart Busy

Ronald J. Paquin (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa) with support from First Peoples Fund is creating art again and preparing to open his own studio. It’s his lifetime dream. What his heart wants to do.

Community Spirit Award Honoree Is Breathing Life Back Into Traditions Set Forth By His Ancestors

Community Spirit Award Honoree Is Breathing Life Back Into Traditions Set Forth By His Ancestors

Wayne Valliere's (Ojibwe) father used to cut paper grocery bags open and draw on them, making a cheap canvas out of recycled material—and planting a seed in his son's mind that art could take you anywhere.