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This warm and thick blanket is a work of art. This polyester blanket features the 'Not Forgotten' artwork of Native American artist Maxine Noel. "Not Forgotten" - to honour and remember all the murdered and missing Aboriginal Women. This throw measures 127 cm x 152.4 cm and is made from silky touch, ultra soft, warm polyester fibre. Proceeds of the "Not Forgotten Collection" help support the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) - a voice for the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
Designed In Canada by Maxine Noel
127 cm x 152.4 cm
Artist Maxine Noel
Ioyan Mani - "to walk beyond" - is Maxine's Sioux name that reveals her gift. Maxine is Oglala Sioux, born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba. The eldest of eleven children, she learned to draw among a loving family on a quiet reserve. In residential school she experienced the struggles of submersion of the native spirituality and culture, which brought her strength and enrichment. Maxine was appointed in 2019 as a member of the Order of Canada for her work as a visual artist and for encouraging and promoting creative expression in Indigenous communities.
A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours, to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old.
Maxine was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2019 for her notable achievements.