The Artist

Tansi kakiyow, Hello everyone!

My name is Jori Brennon. I identify as a Cree Two Spirit and Queer artist hailing from Treaty 6 Territory, specifically Frog Lake and Ministikwan, both of which I consider my homes.

As an artist and designer, my primary focus lies in beadwork. I specialize in crafting accessories, including earrings, hair pieces, and bags. My artistic vision revolves around seamlessly merging traditional indigenous elements with contemporary aesthetics, resulting in statement pieces that exude elegance fit for red carpet occasions.

Beyond being a skilled artisan, I am also a storyteller. I believe that beadwork serves as the perfect medium to weave narratives alongside my creations. Indigenous communities have a rich history and tradition of infusing stories into their handiwork, and for me, that essence is integral to beadwork. It functions as a vehicle for storytelling, enabling me to convey the significance behind my pieces. Through videos showcasing my work, I often explore narratives such as the bison genocide, Sacheen Littlefeather's courageous stance on the Oscars stage, and the healing properties inherent in the act of creation and beading.

As Featured In:

CBC Life, CBC Arts, Scholastic, Henry's Camera, Aaniin.Hello, Indigenous Fashion Arts