tân’si, nitisîyhkâson Ellie!
Hello! My name is Ellie!

I am a proud Métis woman living in Treaty 6 territory in the community now known as Edmonton. I have always been of an artsy disposition but first gained exposure to the world of Indigenous artwork through a spring land-based teaching offered at my University. From then on, I was hooked. I attended courses and seminars related to Indigenous art and expanded my knowledge and skills through self discipline and practice when formal instruction was absent from my life. As with all things in life, beading is a continual process of growth, self discovery, and healing. 

I have been inspired, and touched by the support I received during my beading journey thus far. Such support has motivated me to continue to expand my horizons, materials, and skills. Moreover, the supportive community has inspired me to move away from Etsy and gain independence here on Mahkesîs Creations. I am thrilled for the opportunity to share my art with others and find new ways to connect with the community across Turtle Island. 

kîhtwâm ka-wâpamitin!