Edie and Jacquelyn Assinewe, twin sisters and members of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, were born and raised in Toronto. They combine their sculpting and modelling skills with the knowledge of Ojibwe beading techniques to create jewellery that beautifully blends creativity and avant-garde style with traditions, celebrating the rich artistic heritage of Anishnawbek culture.
Born to a Cree mother from Treaty 8 territory and an English father, Meghan Weeks is an artist living on the unceded Indigenous land of the Coast Salish peoples. A proud member of the Sucker Creek First Nation, she draws inspiration from nature, childhood memories, and Cree teachings to create and reclaim her culture and language through her silversmithing and beadwork.
Kenneth Ingniqjuk Piugattuk Mackay, hailing from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is an Inuit craftsman who works with wood and metal. His creations embody his desire to showcase traditional know-how in the contemporary world through eco-friendly items that align perfectly with Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles.