Marie is from the Odawa tribe from Wikwemikong First
Nation Reserve located on Manitoulin Island. She has
two daughters and ??ve grandchildren. Marie is a carrier
of her father’s WWII Midewin Eagle staff. Being a
Grandmother of a grandmothers pipe has enabled her to
continue teaching culture across Native America. She
also holds a bachelor of education degree from Nipissing
University in North Bay Ontario.
Willie is an Ojibwe, Odawa from the Wikwemikong
reserve on Manitoulin Island. He is a graduate from
Laurentian university. He is a craftsman in beadwork,
quill work, and wood working. He dances as a
traditional dancer and is a 3rd degree in the
minoowewiigan midewin lodge. He also has two
daughters and Five grandchildren.