Little Red River Cree Nation
My name is Leia Jody, I am a Woodland Cree woman born and raised in Northern Alberta. I have 30+ years experience in hand stitching. I have learned other techniques from my mother and an elder woman in home economics in the late 90s and early 2000s. I also took sewing courses in 2011 at "Precision Sewing Academy" in Medicine Hat, AB.
Then went on to attend "Richard Robinson Academy of fashion design" in Ottawa, Ontario for 3 years. In 2015, I won the "Couturier of the Year" award. I am trained in Haute Couture and my passion is in menswear. I make everything from scratch from my own patterns to designs and use high quality materials for my work. I recently started incorporating my Indigenous style into my work, modernizing the ribbon shirts and pants. I am confident in my work to make my customers feel proud to be Indigenous and comfortable at the same time.