AKA: Mary Francis Whiteman | Dawn Setford
Dawn Setford, Iehstóseranon:nha (she keeps the feathers), born Mary Francis is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), Wakhskare:wake (Bear Clan) whose familial territory is St.Regis/Akwesasne.
Dawn, is the founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada (a Canada Not-for-profit Corporation) that is home base for over 250 Indigenous artists. She is the facilitator for the Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference and IndigenARTSY.com - a multivendor Indigenous Arts Marketplace and our Indigenous Marketplace on Facebook.
Dawn has dedicated herself full time to protecting endangered Indigenous art forms works to empower Indigenous women and the next generations of traditional Indigenous artists.
She is the owner of Pass The Feather. She is a Feather Keeper and artist; practicing and sharing traditional bird medicines. Her extensive knowledge and collection of feathers are showcased at passthefeather.ca. When she’s not sharing her feathers, Dawn is a graphic and web designer whose focus is on Indigenous business and organizational branding and marketing.
Buy her work at...
Powwows: Six Nations of the Grand River, Akwesasne, Kahnawake.
Events: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Craft Shows (March and December) & Christmas at the Quinte Mall Belleville.
For Dawn's 'little book of smudge', 'little book of bird medicines' and 'little book of gratitude and good mind', feather cards, calendars and custom medicine bundles and smudge feathers, go to her website at: Pass The Feather.ca
Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada Website: https://indigenousartscollective.org
Facebook Indigenous Arts Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/indigenousartsauction
Dawn’s personal page: https://passthefeather.ca