Fort William First Nation / Canada
Helen Pelletier is an Anishinabe kwe from Fort William First Nation. Helen has worked with Wigwas for 20 years and recently developed a relationship with winter birch bark and sgraffito style etching. Helen credits her Wigwas knowledge to family, community, elders and friends. Helen exhibited her Otter hide medicine bag “Nigigwan Mashkiki Mashkimot” at “Their Breath in Beads” 2019, and the juried show “The North Now” in 2019 both at Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Helen exhibited at the Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival marketplace in the Northern Ontario Spotlight in 2020.