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Melissa Lowe | Mellowe Creations

Melissa Lowe

Melissa Lowe

Boozshoo, my name is Melissa Lowe. I am from Whitefish Bay First Nation AKA Naotkamegwanning First Nation. I am a Ojibway lady with two children and six grandchildren. I was raised by my kokum (grandma), until she passed away then moved with my dad to Winnipeg until he could no longer care for us. My two siblings and I ended up in foster care then adopted by the Lowe family, who are incredible parents.

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We all returned home to our reservation in our teens and we’re still in contact with both biological and adoptive families. I mention my kokum because she is my inspiration, she showed me how to bead and sew, we were a great team. I currently live in Whitefish Bay, Ontario, Lake of the Woods. I do my sewing and beading right here at home and love doing my own thing. My favourite project by far was when I created 3 red jingle dresses in honour of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. Meegwetch for your time.

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