Niibidoon

Birchbark and Quill Jewelry, Digital Art

Minnesota, United States

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Miigwech for shopping with me, it is truly appreciated.

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- please double check your shipping profile! Once shipped I cannot change the delivery address!

- I use a print company for my apparel & household items. If you’ve ordered more than 1 item they will be shipped separately! If you don’t get both tracking numbers just email me and I can provide them for you!

- If you have any issues with your items let me know! I would like to make it right as soon as possible!

- I’m a small business, woman owned business and Native owned business. Your support means so much to me and my family! We get so excited for every single order that comes through!

Miigwech, thank you!

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2022

Happy New Year!!

Miigwech for shopping with me, it is truly appreciated.

Some small reminders while you’re here ☺️

- please double check your shipping profile! Once shipped I cannot change the delivery address!

- I use a print company for my apparel & household items. If you’ve ordered more than 1 item they will be shipped separately! If you don’t get both tracking numbers just email me and I can provide them for you!

- If you have any issues with your items let me know! I would like to make it right as soon as possible!

- I’m a small business, woman owned business and Native owned business. Your support means so much to me and my family! We get so excited for every single order that comes through!

Miigwech, thank you!

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Courtney Bunker

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Courtney Bunker

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About Niibidoon

Sales 2,111
On Etsy since 2019

Healing through art

Aaniin! Nenookaasi indizhinikaaz, ma’iingan indoodem, gaa-waabaabiganikaag indoonjibaa. Miigwech for checking out my online shop!

I started working with an elder from my reservation in 2016 during a mentor/mentee program. Through this program I was able to learn the process of creating a black ash basket from start to finish. Identifying the tree, cutting it down, taking it to the shop, scraping the bark, pounding the log, peeling the strips, cutting the strips into even pieces, scraping the strips to create smooth pieces to work with, dyeing the strips, to putting up and finishing the baskets, and adding a decorative piece.

In 2018 my mom and a friend of mine showed me how to make birchbark earrings, then how to bead on them. I instantly fell in love. I learned how to harvest bark during spring time, how to store the birch, where to get beads. It all felt so healing.

Then in 2019 I started experimenting more, moving out of my comfort zone. I found a porcupine on the side of the road (roadkill) and took it home. I watched a few videos and asked some community member how to harvest the quills then I got to work. I’ve been able to experiment and work with the quills I harvested to create some amazing pieces.

I’ve also been able to work with resin and clay. I love being able to incorporate the quills with the clay and resin. I hope I add my own twist on the work I create. Everything I’ve learned has been because people have shared their knowledge with me.

I’ve also been able to teach classes on how to make earrings and baskets and set up booths all through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. I’ve made genuine friends online through art. Creating these pieces has not only helped heal me, but it’s brought amazing people into my life.

I also love seeing what other come up with. I have such an appreciation for art because I know the talent, love, and knowledge that goes into every piece.

Shop members

  • Courtney Bunker

    Owner

    Anishinaabe/Ojibwe Artist. I love working with beads, birchbark, and black ash. I also like to create pieces of digital art. 24 artist from White Earth Reservation

Production partners

  • Apparel Printer

    United States

    Printify is a print-on-demand marketplace. They connect store owners with the largest print providers around the world, and they automate all the processes involved: order processing, fulfillment and delivery. That way I can focus on things that are really important - creating product design

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2020

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