The Artist/Founder

Nehiyawe (Cree) and Métis Founder, Artist Designer and CEO of Maskawitehew 

Artist Cheyenne Large is a Cree and Métis designer born and raised on Saddle Lake First Nation in Treaty 6 territory. She began her creative journey by making ribbon skirts and beadwork as a form of self-expression and healing during her undergrad in Native Studies at the University of Alberta. These designs were inspired by the vibrant colours and intricate beadwork adorned on the traditional regalia that she observed throughout her childhood going to pow-wows.

Her mission is to share indigenous culture in a modern and authentic way through art, design, and clothing. She hopes to inspire others with her work, and remind them of the resilience and strength of Indigenous cultures of North America worldwide.