Renée is a Anishinaabe natural fiber artist and teacher, raised in Anishinaabe communities of Michigan. She has performed countless presentations in universities, museums and community organizations as well as teaches an immeasurable number of workshops & classes to elders and families in Anishinaabe communities. In 2010, Renée was the recipient the Michigan Heritage Award for her lifetime achievement in Natural Fiber Arts. From her earliest exposure of creating functional art in finger weaving, through more than 45 years of various fiber work and instructing others, Renée is a master artist of Anishinaabe natural fiber skills and knowledge.
Clips of Wasson presenting at Anishinaabewin Conference, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in 2016; Teaching bulrush harvesting to youth at Lake Huron in 2016; Teaching bulrush bag and mat-making to youth in 2016, while attempting for the first time to teach in Anishinaabe language only.
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