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Dan Commanda


Respected Elder/artist and traditional knowledge carrier Dan Commanda (Nipissing FN) is an Anishinaabemowin language speaker, Eagle staff carrier, dancer, singer, drummer, textile and nature artist, regalia maker, painter and musician. Dan is a lifelong advocate for the retention and practice of Indigenous worldview. 


Evelyn Pakinewatik


Emerging-artist Evelyn Pakinewatik (Nipissing FN) is an artist and filmmaker.

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Samantha Mianskum


Mid-career artist and cultural knowledge carrier Samantha Mianskum (Nipissing FN) is a traditional dancer, hand drummer, singer, textile artist and regalia maker. Samantha brings thirty years of experience to her practice.

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Susan Fitzmaurice

Susan Fitzmaurice is a senior textile artist and member of the Nipissing FN community who has apprenticed and taught with Dan Commanda for over 25 years. 

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