MMIWG2S+ Medallion

MMIWG2S+ Medallion

Mish Daniels

2020

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

On loan from Suzanne McLeod

The first dancer medallion Mish Daniels ever made was for and crafted in the image of her niece, a traditional powwow dancer. Daniels, a member of Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation, has been beading since she was 13. She considered her craft a hobby until December 2019, when American actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg wore one of her beaded MMIWG2S+ medallions on The View, which had been gifted to her by Connie Greyeyes, an Indigenous activist, after a chance meeting in Vancouver. During her show, Goldberg explained the significance of the medallion. Shortly after, Daniels was inundated with thousands of orders and was able to leave her full-time job to focus on beading.

Fire and Ice Beaded Converse

Fire and Ice Beaded Converse

Memengwaa Beads

2023

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

On loan from Memengwaa Beads

Nicole Bester (Misko Memengois) is a self-taught Anishinaabe artist from Sagkeeng
First Nation. She founded Memengwaa Beads in 2020 after reclaiming her First Nations roots. She is best known for beaded Converse sneakers but also specializes in traditional and contemporary beadwork, moccasins, and ribbon work.

"Ancestors Among Us"

"Ancestors Among Us"

Red Rebel Armour

2023

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

On loan from red Rebel Armour

We created this tee in honour of our ancestors who have come before us and will come after us.

It is important to remember that no matter what we are going through, our ancestors will always be among us.

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

Larry Courchene

1990

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

On loan from Steve Courchene

Spotted Wolf is Anishinaabe from Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation. He is noted for his driftwood carvings, walking sticks/canes, and acrylic paintings; he is also a tattoo artist. His paintings are deep in First Nations traditional imagery.

Walking Stick

Walking Stick

Steve Courchene and Aviree-Don Courchene

2022

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

On loan from Steve Courchene

Steve Julian hails from Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation. He attended the Fort Alexander Residential School as a day scholar. He was introduced to trapping, fishing, and hunting by his father. Steve follows a traditional teaching lifestyle.

Aviree-Don is a 10-year-old Anishinaabe girl and is being raised by her grandparents. She is keen on artistry and loves to paint. She has been sanding and painting diamond willow since she was six years old.

Moccasins

Moccasins

Unrecorded maker

Date unknown

Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation

H4-21-115

These moccasins were donated to the Manitoba Museum in 1974 by Mrs. G. Graham.