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I am waubshki-migisi

My name is Elaine Kwandibens. I am Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Mushkego Cree, and French Heritage registered with Whitesand First Nations in Ontario. I am from the Loon Clan on my paternal side, and Sturgeon Clan on my maternal side. I grew up in the community of Namaygoosisagun on the southwest corner of Wabakimi Park in Ontario, Canada. I have lived on Vancouver Island, British Columbia for 28 years. In my Anishinaabek language, "Mino-bimaadiziwin" ( ᒥᓄ-ᐱᒫᑎᓯᐎᓐ) means  "lead a good life". I strive to maintain a balance in my daily life through my hobbies of photography, sewing and bead work. I am  reconnecting to ceremony and spirituality.

I am open to do work with your community, offering workshops-beading, sewing and teachings.

Custom made ribbon skirts and ribbon shirts, 100% cotton, send an example of fabric colour or print, with three colours significant to you.

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