Ojibwe

MUSIC SAVED ME

MUSIC SAVED ME

Mic Jordan (Ojibwe) believes keeping music in his heart saved him. No matter what he was going through, music took him to a better place. He used music to navigate everyday life. He creates music and tells stories from his heart. Music is not what he does. It’s who he is.

2017 Artists In Business Leadership Fellow

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.

2015 Community Spirit Award honoree dedicated to teaching beadwork, quillwork, and patience

2015 Community Spirit Award honoree dedicated to teaching beadwork, quillwork, and patience

It was at a living room table in his childhood home that Mel Losh (Ojibwe) first learned the tedious and painstaking methods of traditional Ojibwe beadwork and quillwork.