Anishinaabe / Northwestern Ontario
Janelle Wawia is a self-taught artist from Opwaaganasiniing (Red Rock Band). A gifted contemporary Anishinaabe artist who traps on her family’s trap lines and incorporates traditional yet innovative fashion using fur and leather in her work. Her focus is on women and their connections to the land. She is an award winner for her fur work; a recipient in 2016 for the Barbara Laronde Award with Native Women in the Arts. She also contributes her time to art programs for youth.