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Clemence Wescoupe

Long time resident of Long Plains First Nation (Ojibway), Clemence was born there in 1951. Following in the footsteps of contemporaries Norval Morrisseau (Ojibway) and Daphne Odjig (Odawa), he was one of the founding members of the Woodlands School of First Nations art in…

Joshim Kakegamic (1952-1993)

Joshim began painting in his teens under the watchful eyes of his brother-in-law, Norval Morrisseau and Carl Ray. Together with his brothers Goyce and Henry, he set up and operated the Triple K Co-Operative. The co-op was unique as an all First Nations business…

Bruce Ranta

Bruce is a Wildlife Biologist with an MSc in Biology. He is retired after more than 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, but remains active in all things wildlife. He has over many years published articles and photographs in refereed scientific…

Sweetpea (Leo Neilson)

Leo (Sweetpea) Neilson, an Ojibway from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, began his painting career at the age of 16. His mentors include Gary Meeches and Isaac Bignell, and he also has found great inspiration in the works of Benjamin Chee Chee. Although his…

Greenefeather

Fred Green, a.k.a. Greenefeather, really paved the way for First Nations artists in the Lake of the Woods area. Although he garnered much of his income from guiding in his younger days, he was creating art for sale in the early 1950s. His best…