Ojibwe, Lac Seul First Nation /
Kanina Terry is an Anishnaabe-kwe with an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) mother and a white father. She was born and lives on her mother’s traditional lands of Obishikokang (Lac Seul First Nation) – in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Kanina finds inspiration from her teachers, ancestors, bush life, Indigenous artists and knowledge holders and is determined to reclaim knowledge and skills that assimilation, colonialism and residential schools denied her. Kanina began tanning deer hides in 2017 and successfully tanned her first moose hide in 2021. Working with hides has given Kanina a connection to her maternal grandparents, who both passed away before she was born and had the skills and knowledge to tan hides.