Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Our Home and Native Land Magnet
Magnets are Made in Canada and measure 3.5”x2.5”.
ince Jennifer was a young child she has enjoyed all things creative - from drawing and painting, to crafting and sewing, to dance and drama – she loves it all. She lives with her family in the beautiful Bulkley Valley in Northern British Columbia where she grew up. In addition to enjoying the arts, Jennifer is a games and sports enthusiast and she loves sharing these passions with kids; she is an Elementary School teacher and is currently teaching fine arts. Jennifer has a degree in Geography from the University of Northern British Columbia (2007), and an Education degree from Vancouver Island University (2008).
Jennifer’s heritage includes Swiss, German, French Canadian, and Ukrainian – she is Canadian. Although she has no Aboriginal ancestry, Jennifer has always been fascinated by the striking artistic style of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Hence, she jumped at the opportunity to take a First Nations art class while attending UNBC.
In 2006, Jennifer created a painting called ‘Our Home and Native Land’ for that very class. She had no training in drawing or painting but her love for art and her interest in Geography came together when she created ‘Our Home and Native Land’, which is an ‘interpretive representation' of the Northwest Coast style. Only recently did Jennifer start being recognized as an artist – and in the most unlikely of ways.