Autumn Smith | MishiiKenh Kwe
Mishiikenh Kwe (Autumn Smith) is a 24 year old self-taught Ojibway-Odawa artist from Magnetawan First Nation.
Autumn has always had an interest in art inspired by her family, her community, their stories and the land around her. She began painting in 2016 while in college.
She studied to be a Child and Youth Worker (Technicienne en education spécialisée) at Collège Boréal in Sudbury, but decided after graduation in 2018 to return home to her community and to pursue art full-time.
Since then Autumn has used her time to paint, learn her language and spend time on the land with her 1 year old son Jiibik.
We recognize the traditional and ancestral lands of the Haldimand Treaty on which we have the privilege of gathering. To the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Neutral First Nations, whose presence continues to enrich our communities both culturally and spiritually, thank you for your stewardship in helping us to foster an inclusive territory on which we live, work and play. May our presence today (and herein after) be one of unity and kinship, as we move forward in reconciling our history as a community and as a nation.