Jake (Jacqueline) Freeman (she/her) is a Michif artist raised in the birthplace of the Métis Nation, Treaty 1 territory, in what is now known as Winnipeg, MB.
Recently relocated to Nex̱wlélex̱m (Bowen Island, BC), the unceded ancestral territory of the Skwxwú7mesh. Jake hopes to continue to create unique pieces inspired by nature in her new surroundings.
Her late mother (Lorraine) was the co-founder and past president of the Métis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre, so Jake was very fortunate to grow up knowing where her Michif roots come from and encourages youth to learn their history to reclaim their identities as Indigenous people.
Jake is a self-taught contemporary artist working with many media; paints, beads, leather, caribou hair, feathers, birchbark, quills, and metals - to name a few. Her work is ever-evolving and she wants to create pieces for all people to wear, display, or enjoy. She is grateful to learn from other artists and also teaches workshops so that participants understand the delicate work and the love that goes into each piece.
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Jake would like to acknowledge that she is an uninvited guest on the unceded ancestral territory of the Skwxwú7mesh.