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Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, 1925
?, 2000
Biography synopsis
Maime Migwans was born in Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. In 1944, Migwans moved to M'Chigeeng (also known as West Bay), Ontario. She is best known for her Native American baskets which were woven using traditional techniques. Her baskets, quilts and moccasins are inspired by 19th century Anishnabe and Odawa First Nations art. Some of her works are held by the British Museum.
Media used
Mixed media
File & Archive locations
Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives, QC
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, ON - Resource Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
"An Aboriginal Presence: Maime Migwans." Canadian Museum of Civilization 2010
Cinader, Bernhard. Manitoulin Island - The Third Layer. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1987.
Glasser, Penelope. "Nokomis: Three Women of Manitoulin." Canadian Woman Studies 5.3 (Spring 1984): 40-43.
Halpern, Daniel ed. Antaeus 64: Twentieth Anniversary Issue. (series) California: Ecco Press, 1990.
Peltier, Mary Grace. "Mii wi Zhiiahigwanning nongo enjizhinkaadeg." Ojibway Cultural Foundation Newsletter 4.3 (June 2009): 8-9.

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