Woodland Cree / Canada
Meghan Weeks is a Woodland Cree/ English artist living and working on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Her maternal side is Nêhiyaw from Treaty 8 territory, and her paternal side is from England. She is a proud member of Sucker Creek First Nation, where nature, childhood memories and Cree teachings inspired her work. She is continually learning and reclaiming her culture and language, as represented through her silversmithing and beadwork.