An Aboriginal Presence

An Aboriginal Presence

Maime Migwans (1925-2000)

Born in Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Maime Migwans moved to M'Chigeeng (West Bay) in 1944. Continuing a tradition developed by Anishnaabe and Odawa artists in the 1800s, she made baskets, moccasins, quilts and tablemats, and bark boxes decorated with porcupine quills. She taught basketry and quillwork to many members of her family.

"I started making boxes in 1979, but before that I was always watching my mother making them."

Interview with Judy Hall, CMCC.

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