Corinne Stevens-Belanger – Aboriginal Owned and Operated.

“FRIENDS OF CREE STAR GIFTS”

Pictures sent from some of our customers

Thank you for those who submitted their pictures.  If you have purchased from us, and want to be included on our page, please email me.

 

Photo Submitted by:  Donna Gorsalitz

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Angels On The Go  –   Home Care for the Elderly           

Phone: (306) 934-1099

Donna Gorsalitz Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Holding a Star Blanket

Donna Gorsalitz
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Holding a Cree Star Gifts  Star Blanket

 

 

Photo Submitted by Delores Daniels,

Manager Human Resources, MFNERC.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

www.mfnerc.org

Delores Daniels (center)

The Blanket, Glass Award, and Certificate were given to Delores Daniels for ten years of service award.  There were 6 recipients of this 10-year award.     PHOTO:  Gwen Merrick, Associate Executive Director (right) and Delores Daniels (center) and, Lorne C. Keeper, Executive Director (left)

Delores Daniels wearing a pair of Black Beaded Earrings made by Cree Star Gifts.Cree Star Gifts Blanket

Delores Daniels wearing a pair of Black Beaded Earrings made by Cree Star Gifts (left) , and Cree Star Gifts Blanket (right)

 

 Photo Submitted by E.J. Fontaine – President/CEO

Anishinabek Consultants Inc.

183 River Avenue.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  R3L 0B1 

(204) 336-0554          

Website:  www.anishinabekconsultants.com

E.J. Fontaine, President/CEO

E.J. Fontaine, President/CEO with Cree Star Gifts Basket and Lanyards.

 

Photo Submitted by: Chief Nelson Genaille, with his Wife Shelly Genaille. 

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Manitoba.

Chief Nelson Genaille with his wife, Shelly Genaille. Swan River, Manitoba.

Chief Nelson Genaille with his wife, Shelly Genaille. Swan River, Manitoba.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Janene Wilson, Plan4ward Consulting, Edmonton Alberta.   www.Plan4ward.ca

Photo of Chief Billy Joe Laboucan preparing to present a basket to Elder Mike Laboucan of the Lubicon Lake Band in Northern Alberta. www.Plan4ward.ca

Photo of Chief Billy Joe Laboucan preparing to present a basket to Elder Mike Laboucan of the Lubicon Lake Band in Northern Alberta.
www.Plan4ward.ca

 

Janene Wilson www.Plan4ward.ca

Janene Wilson
www.Plan4ward.ca

 

 

PHOTO SUBMITTED By: Dawne Fulford

Saskatoon Tribal Council – Health & Family Services Inc.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 

Photo: Dawne Fulford (left) -Focus on Families Coodinator and Eileen Thomas (right) - Director of CFS Operations & Intergovernmental Affairs

Photo: Dawne Fulford (left) -Focus on Families Coordinator and Eileen Thomas (right) – Director of CFS Operations & Intergovernmental Affairs

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Roseann MacFadgen, Financial Officer

Cross Lake, Manitoba.

Roseann MacFadgen,- Financial Officer, holding one of Cree Star Gifts Star Bags

Roseann MacFadgen,- Financial Officer, holding one of Cree Star Gifts Star Bags

Noelle Halcrow, Community Development Officer, holding one of Cree Star Gifts Star Bags

Noelle Halcrow, Community Development Officer, holding one of Cree Star Gifts Star Bags

 

Photo Submitted by: Debra Moar, Disability Counselor

Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

2nd Floor, 275 Portage Avenue.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3B 2B3

www.eagleutc.com                   (204) 954-3050

 

Photo: Left to Right Marty Boulanger (Community Counselor), Debra Moar (Disability Counselor), Valarie Olson (Patient Advocacy Unit - Navigator), Kaya Wheeler (Youth Housing Counselor), Chris Prince (Mental Health/Addictions Counselor), Rosalie Ouskan (Patient Advocacy Unit-Navigator), Carrie Anderson (Intake & Resource Coordinator), Chrystal Hotonomi (Student/Intern).

Photo: Left to Right, Eagle Urban Transition Centre – 2014
Marty Boulanger (Community Counselor), Debra Moar (Disability Counselor), Valarie Olson (Patient Advocacy Unit – Navigator), Kaya Wheeler (Youth Housing Counselor), Chris Prince (Mental Health/Addictions Counselor), Rosalie Ouskan (Patient Advocacy Unit-Navigator), Carrie Anderson (Intake & Resource Coordinator), Chrystal Hotonomi (Student/Intern) holding Star Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

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Logo Submitted by: Diane McDonald, Health Director

WRTC Health Department.  Dauphin, Manitoba.

WEST REGION TRIBAL COUNCIL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

WRTC Logo

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Center Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

www.mamawi.com

Diane Roussin - Executive Director. Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Diane Roussin – Executive Director.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

 

Photos Submitted by Terry Good.

Tek-Mac Enterprises Inc.

Wellesley, Ontario.       Phone: 519-504-3701     

Fax: 226-660-0085

Terry Good and Friends putting up Teepee with Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Terry Good and Friends putting up Teepee with Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Terry Good's Teepee.

Terry Good’s Teepee with Cree Star Gifts poles.

 

 

 Photo Submitted by : Raymond Shingoose

Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Raymond Shingoose's Teepee using Teepee Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Raymond Shingoose’s Teepee using Teepee Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

Photo Submitted by: Gwen Traverse, Executive Health Director

Pinaymootang First Nation Health

Phone: (204) 659-5786 or (204) 770-9080              

  Fax: (204) 659-5841

www.pfnhealth.com

Picture of Gwen Traverse holding one of Cree Star Gifts Blanket

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Karen Main, Executive Director.

Leading Thunderbird Lodge

Box 400.    Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.  S0G 1S0

(306) 332-5659

www.leadingthunderbirdlodge.ca

Photo: Leading Thunderbird Lodge 2014 From Left to Right: Karen Main (Executive Director), Kelly Pasloski (Educational Assistant), and Deborah McLean (Clinical Supervisor). They are holding a Small Birch Bark Basket, and Seminar Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Photo: Leading Thunderbird Lodge 2014
From Left to Right: Karen Main (Executive Director), Kelly Pasloski (Educational Assistant), and Deborah McLean (Clinical Supervisor). They are holding a Small Birch Bark Basket, and Seminar Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

Photo Submitted by: Heather Gunville, Executive Assistant.

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, inc.

P.O. Box 787

Prince Albert, Sk.  S6V 5S4

(306) 765-2410

Deanna Brown (Program Administrative Assistant with the Public Health Unit of NITHA), holding a Star Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Deanna Brown (Program Administrative Assistant with the Public Health Unit of NITHA), holding a Star Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

Photo Submitted by :  Clifton Flett, Youth Support Worker

Mountain View School Division.     Dauphin, Manitoba.

“Birch Bark Biting  – Aboriginal Day, June 20/14”

(Birch Bark provided by Cree Star Gifts for the event )

 

Birch Bark Biting Mackenzie Middle School 2014 Birch Bark Biting MMS 2014

 

 Photo submitted by Wendall Starr – Elders Helper

File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council        www.fhqtc.com

Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.   (306) 332-8200

Photo: (left to right) Breanne Massey (Fort Times Reporter), Devereaux Roy, Wendall Starr (Elders Helper), Dylan Roy, John Belanger (Manager & Owner of Cree Star Gifts )

Photo: (left to right) Breanne Massey (Fort Times Reporter), Devereaux Roy, Wendall Starr (Elders Helper), Dylan Roy, John Belanger (Manager & Owner of Cree Star Gifts ).   File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council purchased Teepee Poles from Cree Star Gifts – these are the poles lying on the ground.

Devereaux & Dylan Roy painting bottom of teepee poles.

Devereaux & Dylan Roy painting bottom of teepee poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

Photo Submitted by:  Kyle Daniels & Elizabeth Keeper (Support Facilitators)

Opikihiwawin – New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults, & Family.

836 Ellice Avenue.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  R3G 0C2

Photo: Kyle Daniels, (Support Staff), and Kayla (Summer Student- Administration)

Photo: Kyle Daniels, (Support Facilitator), and Kayla (Summer Student- Administration).  They are holding a Queen Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by:  Charlene Linklater

Redvers, Saskatchewan.

Photo: (Left to Right) Michela Linklater, Charlene Linklater, and Jessica Hamilton wearing Hoop earrings purchased from Cree Star Gifts - Redvers, Saskatchewan.

Photo: (Left to Right) Michala Linklater, Charlene Linklater, and Jessica Hamilton wearing Hoop earrings purchased from Cree Star Gifts – Redvers, Saskatchewan.

 

Photo Submitted by : Verna Shannacappo

Rolling River First Nation

Verna Shannacappo, with other members from Rolling River putting up Teepee's, with Teepee Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Verna Shannacappo, with other members from Rolling River First Nation putting up Teepee’s, with Teepee Poles purchased from Cree Star Gifts. (July 2014)

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Photo Submitted by Roland Kaye, Elders Helper – National Treaties 1-11 Gathering – August 11-14, 2014.  Treaty 4 Grounds in Fort Qu-Appelle, Saskatchewan.

First Nations University in Regina

#1 – First Nations Way.   Regina, Saskatchewan.  S4S 7K2

Photo: (left to right) John (owner/manager of Cree Star Gifts), Roland Kaye (Elders Helper - First Nations University in Regina), and Rick Favel (Traditional Knowledge Keeper)

Photo: (left to right) John Belanger(Cree Star Gifts), Roland Kaye (Elders Helper – First Nations University in Regina), and Rick Favel (Traditional Knowledge Keeper).  Roland purchased Teepee Poles from Cree Star Gifts – they are lying on the Ground.

 

Photo Submitted by: Sherri Kaiswatum (Gathering Organizer), Treaty # Four Holding Corporation.  National Treaties 1-11 Gathering in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sk.

Box 155, 740 Sioux Avenue.

Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.  S0G 1S0

Photo; (left to right) Sherri Kaiswatum (Treaty # Four Holding Corporation) and Corinne Belanger (Cree Star Gifts)

Photo; (left to right) Sherri Kaiswatum (Treaty # Four Holding Corporation) and Corinne Belanger (Cree Star Gifts)


Photo Submitted by : Matthew Garrick (Educator) & his wife Hilda Garrick

Cross Lake First Nation, Manitoba.

Matthew Sr. (Educator) with his wife, Hilda Garrick. They are holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts - Cross Lake First Nation.

Matthew Sr. (Educator) with his wife, Hilda Garrick. They are holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts – Cross Lake First Nation.

 

Photo Submitted by: Marion Badger – NNDAP Coordinator

Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan – Health Department

Health Director - Darlene Bryant

Health Director – Darlene Bryant

Marion Badger with Cote Health Department Staff.

Marion Badger with Cote Health Department Staff.

 

Photo Submitted by: Charlotte Nepinak, Councellor (FALL CAMP)

Skownan First Nation, Manitoba.

General Delivery.  Skownan, Manitoba.  R0L 1Yo

Photo: From left to right, Charlotte Nepinak (councellor),

They purchased Teepee Poles from Cree Star Gifts, and they are also holding Seminar Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.   Photo: From left to right, Charlotte Nepinak (councellor),

Charlotte Nepinak - Councellor

Charlotte Nepinak – Councellor, standing beside a Teepee.

 

Photo Submitted by : Sharon Key – Health Director

Key First Nation. 
P.O. Box 70.  Norquay, Saskatchewan.  S0A 2V0  (306) 594-2291.

Sharon Key- Health Director

Sharon Key- Health Director

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Sharon Stevens, Administrative Assistant

Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency.

Swan River, Manitoba. 

Photo: (left to right) Nora Stevens (CFS Worker), and Sharon Stevens, (Administrative Assistant) at Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency in Swan River, Manitoba.

Photo: (left to right) Nora Stevens (CFS Worker), and Sharon Stevens, (Administrative Assistant) at Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency in Swan River, Manitoba.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Margaret Church, Coordinator for Head Start Program at the Swan River Friendship Center

1413 Main Street St.E.    Swan River, Manitoba.  R0lL 1Z0  (204) 734-9301.

Photo: (left to right) Margaret Church (Coordinator for Headstart Progam), with Staff and Kids.

Photo: (left to right) Margaret Church (Coordinator for Headstart Progam), with Staff and Kids.  Purchased blanket from Cree Star Gifts for Fundraising initiatives.

 

Photo Submitted by: Jayna Issac, Executive Assistant (Chief & Council’s Office), and Joy Starr, Education Director.

Ochapowace  First Nation

P.O. Box 550

Whitewood, Sk.  S0G 5C0  (306) 696-3160

Photo: Left to Right:

Holding Pendleton Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts. Photo: Left to Right: GUEST, Senator Wesley Bear, Chief Margaret Bear, Councillor Shelly A. Bear, Councillor Shaya Watson, Councillor Les George, Councillor Petra Belanger & Guest.  Missing Councillors: Tim Bear, John Still.

Photo Left to Right: Guest, Senator Wesley Bear, Chief Margaret Bear, Councillor Shelly A. Bear, Councillor Shaya Watson, Councillor Les George, Councillor Petra Belanger & Guest. Missing: Councillors: Tim Bear & John Still.

Holding Pendleton Blankets purchased from Cree Star Gifts. Photo Left to Right: Guest, Senator Wesley Bear, Chief Margaret Bear, Councillor Shelly A. Bear, Councillor Shaya Watson, Councillor Les George, Councillor Petra Belanger & Guest. Missing: Councillors: Tim Bear & John Still.

Photo-Left to Right: Guest, Senator Wesley, Chief Margaret Bear, Councillor Shelley A. Bear, Councillor Shaya Watson, Councillor Les George, Councillor Petra Belanger, & Guest. Missing: Councillors, Tim Bear, John Still

Holding Pendleton Blankets purchased from Cree Star Gifts.  Photo-Left to Right: Guest, Senator Wesley, Chief Margaret Bear, Councillor Shelley A. Bear, Councillor Shaya Watson, Councillor Les George, Councillor Petra Belanger, & Guest. Missing: Councillors, Tim Bear, John Still

 

Photo Submitted by: Debbie & Micheal Hernandez .  Married on November 1, 2014. The traditional wedding ceremony was conducted by an Elder, and the Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts was used to wrap around them as part of the Ceremony.

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MIcheal & Debbie Hernandez getting married traditionally with Elder and with a Star Blanket wrapped around them purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Micheal & Debbie Hernandez getting married traditionally with an Elder.  They have a Star Blanket wrapped around them purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

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Photo Submitted by Selena Genaille from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation who purchased a Baby Star Blanket from Cree Star Gifts for her Grandchild. – Dec. 2014.

 

Black Baby Crib Style blanket, with black, red, white and yellow star.

Selena Genaille's Daughter - recipient of Gift for her baby to be born in the New Year

Selena Genaille’s Daughter – recipient of Gift for her baby to be born in the New Year

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Jeanette Bercier

Swan River & Benito Manitoba.  

Jeanette's Mother holding Birch Bark Basket & Seminar Bag.

Jeanette’s Mother holding Birch Bark Basket & Seminar Bag. – Dec. 2014.

 

Photo Submitted by; Bonnie Stevens

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Dec. 2014.

Bonnie Stevens wearing Beaded Earrings made by Cree Star Gifts

Bonnie Stevens wearing Beaded Earrings made by Cree Star Gifts

 

Photo Submitted by : Wendy Linklater and Paul Cardinal

Edmonton Alberta – Dec. 2014.

Wendy Linklater - Dec. 2014

Wendy Linklater – Dec. 2014

 

Photos Submitted by: Jean Martell, Family Support Worker

Waterhen Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan.

Box 9, Waterhen Lake, Sk.  (306) 236-3258

Photos below: Members of health staff & Elders holding Star Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts at Christmas Event- Dec. 2014.

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Photo Submitted by: Louise Dawn Lavallee.

Winnipeg, Manitoba. January 2015.

Louise Dawn Lavallee with Seminar Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts. January 2015.

Louise Dawn Lavallee with Seminar Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts. January 2015.

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Photo Submitted from Patty Jo Erven

Picture of Students from Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

High School students holding Beaded Keychains purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

High School students holding Beaded Keychains purchased from Cree Star Gifts. They were a graduation gift .

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Alice George

Chemawamin Cree Nation, Manitoba.

We created a Custom Camouflage blanket for her.

Alice George standing beside the custom camouflage blanket we created for her.

Alice George standing beside the custom camouflage blanket we created for her.

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Timi Vann

Seattle, Washington.   USA

Timi's twins sitting in front of Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Timi’s twins sitting in front of Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

 Photo Submitted by: Katherine Nazzie, Training & Employment Coordinator

 Keewatin Tribal council – Thompson Manitoba.

Photo Below: Annette Ells (burgundy blanket), and Bertha Law (blue blanket)

Star Blankets purchased from Cree Star Gifts for retirement Gifts for Annette Ells (Burgundy Blanket) and Bertha Law (Blue Blanket).

Star Blankets purchased from Cree Star Gifts for retirement Gifts for Annette Ells (Burgundy Blanket) and Bertha Law (Blue Blanket).

Annette Ells (burgundy blanket) and Bertha Law (blue blanket)

Annette Ells (burgundy blanket) and Bertha Law (blue blanket)

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by Bev Ready. 

Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. 

Gifts purchased for Grand Opening Community Hall

 

 

photo of Elder Flora Kematch and Grandson, and Fred Stevens- NNDAP Coordinator

photo of Elder Flora Kematch and Grandson, and Fred Stevens- NNDAP Coordinator

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Helga Hamilton, Health Director

Cross Lake Health Authority.

Cross Lake First Nation, Manitoba.

Purchased Star Bags for summer events – August 2015.

Chief of Cross Lake - Cathy Merrick

Chief of Cross Lake – Cathy Merrick

Janet Mckay - Brighter Futures Coodinator

Janet Mckay – Brighter Futures Coodinator

Gloria Mckay - Human Resources Manager

Gloria Mckay – Human Resources Manager

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Shirley Bighead, Health Director

Sturgeon Lake Health Department.

Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan.

Purchased Star Seminar Bags for Summer events – June 2015.

Shirley Bighead - Health Director

Shirley Bighead – Health Director

 

 

PHOTO of:  John, with Sgt. Jamie Gabriel, and Cst. Chris Gabriel – Aboriginal Policing Unit  – “F” Division

RCMP Academy, Regina Saskatchewan. 

Delivered peeled & treated teepee poles to Regina.

Delivered peeled & treated teepee poles to Regina.

Photo Submitted by; Carrie Thomas, Finance Officer

Barren Lands First Nation, Manitoba.

Health Department

Photo: Left to Right - Jaimee (Medical Transport Coordinator), Therese (NNDAP), Darlene (Home Care Coordinator), Trina (CHR), Robert (Caretaker), Flaurette (Medical Driver), and Carrie Thomas (Finance)

Photo: Left to Right – Jaimee (Medical Transport Coordinator), Therese (NNDAP), Darlene (Home Care Coordinator), Trina (CHR), Robert (Caretaker), Flaurette (Medical Driver), and Carrie Thomas (Finance)

 

 

 

 

PHOTO SUBMITTED: Nadine Bencharski – Project Coordinator

Peter Ballantyne Child & Family Services, Inc.

PO Box 158

2301-7th Avenue.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.   S6V 5R5

Group photo at conference - 0ctober 2015.

Group photo at conference – 0ctober 2015.

 

PHOTO SUBMITTED: Nancy Genaille

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation

Holding Baby Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Holding Baby Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts. Nancy and Nicole Genaille

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Mandi Lunan, Office Manager

Media Style

(613) 369-5006

Ottawa, Ontario.

Mandi Lunan, Office Manager

Mandi Lunan, Office Manager

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Photo Submitted by; Jeannie Pewapisconias

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Jeannie Pewapisconias

Jeannie Pewapisconias

 

 

Photo Submitted by Alice George

Easterville, Manitoba.

Alice George holding a baby blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Alice George holding a baby blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Alice George holding a baby blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Alice George holding a baby blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Curtis Stevens

Swan River, Manitoba.

Curtis, Roxanne, and Taylor Stevens holding baby star blankets purchasing from Cree Star Gifts.

Curtis, Roxanne, and Taylor Stevens holding baby star blankets purchasing from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Susan Kobliski – Employment and Retention Services Manager

Fox & York Keeyask Joint Venture

 

Susan Kobliski - Fox & York Keeyask Joint Venture - Employment and Retention Services Manager "Grandmother Bear Women"

Susan Kobliski – Fox & York Keeyask Joint Venture – Employment and Retention Services Manager holding Conference/Seminar Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts.
“Grandmother Bear Women”

 

 

 

White Buffalo Treatment Center

P.O. Box 2500 

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.   S6V 7G3

Phone: (306) 764-5250   

Website Address: www.wbuffaloitc.org

WHITE BUFFALO TREATMENT CENTRE

Here is a photo of White Buffalo Treatment Center. They purchased several of our Birch Bark Baskets.

Here is a photo of White Buffalo Treatment Center. They purchased several of our Birch Bark Baskets.whiteBuffalo-LOGO1

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Darrell Phillips, Principal Consultant, Little Black Bear & Associates

Thompson, Manitoba.

Photo Below: Keewatin Tribal Council hosted Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop and the participants are holding Conference Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Thompson Tribal Council hosted a Youth Suicide Prevention Conference - Participants holding bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Keewatin Tribal Council hosted a Youth Suicide Prevention Conference – Participants holding bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

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Photo Submitted by : John Lagimodiere – Publisher Eagle Feather News

www.eaglefeathernews.com

Quote: “We love these bags for gifts to clients and for prizes in our Aboriginal awareness seminars.” John Lgimodiere

John Lagimodiere - Publisher Eagle Feather News

John Lagimodiere – Publisher Eagle Feather News

 

 

 

 

Photo of  Timothy Bone – Youth Coordinator, and Gail Cullen – Executive Director.

Brandon Friendship Center

836 Lorne Avenue.   R7A 0T8

(204) 727-1407       

They are holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

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Photo Submitted by: Roxann Smith

Poplar, Montana. USA.

Roxann Smith holding Conference Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Roxann Smith holding Conference Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

Photo of:  Jessica and Wallace Chartrand

The Pas, Manitoba.

Jessica and Wallace Chartrand

Jessica and Wallace Chartrand

 

 

Photo of:  Mayor Val Deschambeault with Council Members Georgia Deschambeault and Tammy Dorion (left to right) holding a star blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Cumberland House, Saskatchewan.

Photos Below this one: The blankets purchased by Val were given to RCMP Members for recognition for their work in the north (photos below)

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Photos Below are picture of RCMP members for recognition for their work in the North: (star blankets purchased from Cree Star Gifts)

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Photo Submitted by: Alice Captain – Supervisor

Awasis Agency – Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba.

They are holding a Star blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

People in Photo: (Right to Left) – Myra Okemow ( family enhancement – red sweater),  Alice Captain (Supervisor),  Max Bee (Receptionist),  Murray Captain (Foster care), Crystal White (intake/stats worker), Tina Hill (CFS), Tanya Okemow (CFS)

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Picture of Calvin Issac, Cultural Coordinator for Ochapawace Health Authority with John Belanger

Ochapawace First Nation, Saskatchewan.

The teepee in the background wasn’t made by us, but we dropped off a 24-foot Cree Style Teepee/poles we made for Ochapawace annual Powwow ordered for their event.

Calvin Issac, Cultural Coordinator for Ochapawace Health Authority, and John Belanger

Calvin Issac, Cultural Coordinator for Ochapawace Health Authority, and John Belanger

 

 

 

Photo of: Jenna Hart and her Mother.

Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba.

Picture of Jenna Hart and her mother.  Her mother is holding the Star Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Jenna Hart with her mother. Her mother is holding a Star Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts for her birthday.

Jenna Hart with her mother. Her mother is holding a Star Bag purchased from Cree Star Gifts for her birthday.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Jerleen Sullivan  She is the Executive Director of Ikwe Widdjiitiwin, the Women Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Norway House. She purchased our Star Bags for an event to honour Jordan’s Principle and the work they have done for this community.

Three Photos Below:

The First Photo is of Jerleen Sullivan, holding bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts

The Second Photo is of Trudy Lavalee, Social Worker.
The Third Photo is of Alanis Obomsawin, a filmmaker at the National Filmboard

WE MAKE CUSTOM STAR BAGS/BLANKETS. Order for you next event. We ship across Canada/USA/International. 

Norway House, Manitoba.

Jerleen Sullivan - Norway House, MB.

Jerleen Sullivan – Norway House, MB.

 

Trudy Lavalee - Social Worker

Trudy Lavalee – Social Worker

 

Alanis Obomsawin and Jerleen Keith (at microphone)

Alanis Obomsawin and Jerleen Keith (at microphone)

 

Photo Submitted by: Ruby Garson

Split Lake First Nation, Manitoba.

She is holding Star Bags made by Cree Star Gifts.

Ruby Garson, holding Star Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Ruby Garson, holding Star Bags purchased from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Gail Cullen, Executive Director (right) and Debbie Huntinghawk (Left)

Brandon Friendship Centre 836 Lorne Avenue Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0T8 Phone: 204-727-1407 Fax: 204-726-0902 www.brandonfriendshipcentre.com

She is holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts – August 2016.

Gail Cullen- Executive Director of Brandon Friendship Center holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Gail Cullen- Executive Director of Brandon Friendship Center holding Birch Bark Baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Michelle Williams

Norway House Manitoba.

She is holding a Beaded Hand-Held Key chain purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Michelle Williams is holding a Hand-Held Keychain purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Michelle Williams is holding a Hand-Held Keychain purchased from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Angie Angus – Teacher

Ebb & Flow First Nation, Manitoba

Angie with a Pink Beaded Lanyard purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Angie Angus with a beaded lanyard purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Angie Angus with a beaded lanyard purchased from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

 

Photos Below: Submitted by Elma Mercredi, Director of Business Services for TWCC.
TWCC- Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation.
419 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba.  R3B 1R3
204-943-0888

  1. First Photo – Elma purchased the star blanket from us for Allison & Mike Reinis wedding.  The star blanket we created for this event was a great backdrop for pictures and it was a wedding gift for them.  The colors of the blanket were chosen because they are the Bride’s traditional colors.  Congrats to the newlyweds!!

  2. Second Photo- Alan Park- CEO, and Jody Schweid – HR Manager for TWCC holding the star blanket made by cree star gifts.

WE MAKE CUSTOM STAR BLANKETS – ALL SIZES.  YOU CHOOSE THE COLORS or we can REPLICATE any blanket on our website.

Allison & Mike Reinis - NEWLYWEDS August 2016.

Allison & Mike Reinis – NEWLYWEDS
August 2016.

Alan Park- CEO, and Jody Schweid - HR Manager for TWCC

Alan Park- CEO, and Jody Schweid – HR Manager for TWCC

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Florinda Christianson – Culture Heritage & Tourism Manager.

Biitigong First Nation – Lands Resources and Goverance

5 Lynx RoadPO Box 193

Heron Bay, Ontario  P0T 1R09807) 229-8900 ext. 223

Florinda is standing beside a 6 Foot  Cree Style Teepee purchased from us.  It is used for a display in their building.

Florinda Christianson - Culture Heritage and Tourism Manager, Heron Bay Ontario.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Darlene Garson

Split Lake, Manitoba.
Darlene Garson’s mom – Doreen Garson is holding a Star Bag she purchased from us.

Doreen Garson - Split Lake, MB.

Doreen Garson – Split Lake, MB.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Nicole Spence is a Realtor/Broker

Portage La Prairie,MB.

She purchased our Birch Bark Baskets/Muskeg Tea/Keychain to Gift her Clients who purchased a house through her. Thank you Nicole, and anyone interested in a house in that area look her up.

Nicole Spence - Realtor/Broker from Portage La Prairie, MB.

Nicole Spence – Realtor/Broker from Portage La Prairie, MB.

Nicole purchased a Birch Bark Basket/Tea/Keychain to Gift her Client who purchased a house through her.

Nicole purchased a Birch Bark Basket/Tea/Keychain to Gift her Client who purchased a house through her.

 

 

 

Photos Sumbitted By: Linda Catcheway – near Waywayseecappo First Nation, MB.

Some pictures of Clan Catchaway and our delivery of their 14 foot Dakota Style Teepee.  Thanks Linda Catcheway, you and your grandchildren are Awesome! We had a great time. We enjoyed putting up this Teepee that they purchased from us. The kids were so helpful and willing to learn.

Linda Catcheway (Clan Catcheway), in front of their 14-foot dakota Style Teepee and John + Kids

Linda Catcheway (Clan Catcheway), in front of their 14-foot dakota Style Teepee and John + Kids

Linda Catcheway with her grandchildren inside the Teepee

Linda Catcheway with her grandchildren inside the Teepee

14-Foot Dakota Style Teepee

14-Foot Dakota Style Teepee

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Janet Longclaws

Long Plains First Nation, Manitoba.

Dakota Tipi with grandmother Moon on the rise. Taken September 17, 2016. Jan Longclaws purchased this Dakota Style 16-foot Teepee/poles from us, and just set it up in her backyard, and sent us this photo. Thank you Janet! It looks beautiful!

Janet Longclaws from Long Plains First Nation, Manitoba purchased this 16-Foot Dakota Style Teepee from us.

Janet Longclaws from Long Plains First Nation, Manitoba purchased this 16-Foot Dakota Style Teepee from us.

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Treaty Commission of Manitoba

Photo 1: Amanda Simard (left) -TEI Education Manager and Renee McGurry (right) – TEI Facilitator

Photo 2: Connie Wyatt Anderson, Treaty Education Initiative Facilitator

Amanda, Renee, and Connie are holding Star Bags made by us for presenting at Swan River’s  Divisional Treaty Education Teacher Training In-service – September 26/27, 2016.

Amanda Simard (left) -TEI Education Manager and Renee McGurry (right) - TEI Facilitator from Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba are holding Star Bags made by us. They were presenters for our Divisional Professional Development Day today to teach us how to teach kids about the treaties. It was excellent.

Amanda Simard (left) -TEI Education Manager and Renee McGurry (right) – TEI Facilitator from Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba are holding Star Bags made by us. They were presenters for our Divisional Professional Development Day today to teach us how to teach kids about the treaties. It was excellent.

Connie Wyatt Anderson

Connie Wyatt Anderson

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By:  Jason Gobeil, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for the City of Brandon

Picture- from left to right-John Belanger, Brandon Police Chief Ian Grant, BFC Cultural Worker Tim Bone, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for the City of Brandon Jason Gobeil, BFC Cultural worker Frank Tacan Sr. and Brandon Police Staff Sgt. Marc Alain

John just delivered a 16 foot Dakota Style Teepee, and Star Blankets for The City of Brandon Aboriginal Community Coordinator Jason Gobeil. They put it up last night in front of the Brandon Police Station.

Brandon Manitoba.

Brandon Manitoba. – September, 2016.

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 Jason Gobeil, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for The City of Brandon and Roberta Mackinnon presented the Brandon Police Chief, Ian Grant with a Star Blanket made by us.

Jason Gobiel, presenting the Chief of Police, Ian Grant with a Star Blanket made by us

Jason Gobiel, presenting the Chief of Police, Ian Grant with a Star Blanket made by us

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Here are some more pictures of our products given away as gifts. Ian Grant, the Brandon Chief of Police is holding the Black Star Blanket because it is going to be hung on the wall in the Police Station

Here are some more pictures of our products given away as gifts. Ian Grant, the Brandon Chief of Police is holding the Black Star Blanket because it is going to be hung on the wall in the Police Station

Here are some more pictures of our products given away as gifts. Ian Grant, the Brandon Chief of Police is holding the Black Star Blanket because it is going to be hung on the wall in the Police Station

Here is the Star Blanket we made displayed in the Brandon Police Station.

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Jason Gobeil, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for the City of Brandon, is giving away Birch Bark Baskets made by us as DOOR PRIZES for his event last week in Brandon – September 2016.

Jason Gobeil, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for the City of Brandon, is giving away Birch Bark Baskets made by us as DOOR PRIZES for his event last week in Brandon.

Jason Gobeil, Aboriginal Community Coordinator for the City of Brandon, is giving away Birch Bark Baskets made by us as DOOR PRIZES for his event last week in Brandon.

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Photo Submitted by: Agnes Flanagan

Edmonton, Alberta.

She has a Beaded Lanyard she purchased from us.

Agnes Flanagan from Edmonton Alberta with a beaded lanyard she purchased from us.

Agnes Flanagan from Edmonton Alberta with a beaded lanyard she purchased from us.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Taisja Chernenkoff

Regina, Saskatchewan.

She is holding a Hand-Held Beaded Keychain purchased from us.

Taisja Chernenkoff with a Hand-Held Keychain purchased from us

Taisja Chernenkoff with a Hand-Held Keychain purchased from us

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Elaine Munro, Health Director

Moose Lake First Nation, Manitoba.

Health Office Staff are holding Star Seminar Bags made by us.

Moose Lake Health Office Staff holding Star Seminar Bags (8 Diamonds) made by us

Moose Lake Health Office Staff holding Star Seminar Bags (8 Diamonds) made by us

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Elizabeth Stewart

Cumberland House First Nation, Saskatchewan.

She is holding a Star Bag made by us.

Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Haley Robinson

From: Cross Lake, Manitoba.

She is holding a Star Blanket, with her BF made by Cree Star Gifts.

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Photos Submitted By: Ross E Stevens

The PAS, Manitoba.

He purchased Star Blankets made by us for Christmas Gifts for his Kids – 2016.

NAMES OF Ross’s KIDS in First Photo (Left to Right):
Silas, Kolby, Daejah, Victoria, and the baby is O’Malley!

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Photo Submitted By: Erin Galliot

Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a photo of Ken Galliot with a Lanyard purchased from Cree Star Gifts.  It was a Christmas Gift from his Wife – Erin (2016).

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Photo Submitted By: S/Sgt. Shayne Smith, Detachment Commander

Swan River RCMP Detachment

Swan River, Manitoba.

Custom Blanket created as a Wall Hanging, with Thunderbird Motif - 2017.

Custom Blanket created as a Wall Hanging with his traditional colors along with a Thunderbird Motif – 2017.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Kevin Settee

Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kevin ordered this blanket as an Anniversary Gift for his Wife, Tracy Allan-Young.  As you can see from the photos below , she loved her gift!.

Kevin Settee and Tracy Allan-Young with a Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts created as an Anniversary Gift from Kevin for his Wife, Tracy.

Kevin Settee and Tracy Allan-Young with a Star Blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts created as an Anniversary Gift from Kevin for his Wife, Tracy.

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Photos Submitted By: Timi Vann

Seattle Washington, USA.

Timi purchased two star blankets from us for gifts.  One was intended for her mother’s 70th birthday and the second blanket was created for her Pastor’s retirement gift.  As you can see in the photos below – they loved their gift.

Timi Vann with her family and her mother holding the star blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Timi Vann with her family and her mother holding the star blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts

Timi Vann's Mother with her star blanket. Timi purchased the blanket from us for her 70th birthday gift.

Timi Vann’s Mother with her star blanket. Timi purchased the blanket from us for her 70th birthday gift.

Timi Vann purchased this star blanket for her Pastor's. It is her retirement gift.

Timi Vann purchased this star blanket for her Pastor’s. It is her retirement gift.

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Delores Jackson

Lower Nicola, B.C.

She is holding a star blanket she purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Delores Jackson with the star blanket she ordered from Cree Star Gifts

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Andrea Guiboche

Swan River, Manitoba.

She is holding a Star Blanket made by Cree Star Gifts presented to her at her baby shower to celebrate the birth of her son – Julius.

Delilah Guiboche holding a baby star blanket made by Cree Star Gifts for her little son – Julius.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Maria Sparvier

Kahkewistahaw School, Saskatchewan.

Here is a picture of Maria Sparvier, from Kahkewistahaw School, who requested we make this Queen Star Blanket with her school’s logo colors for her Intern -Andrew Eagle. It was a gift given to him for completing his Internship. Thanks Maria for sending this picture

Maria Sparvier, ordered this Queen Star Blanket from us to give to her Intern – Andrew Eagle. He has the blanket draped around him . We make it with Kahhewistahaw School colors.

 

 

Photo taken of John with Tim Bone, Youth Coordinator

Brandon Friendship Center.

We delivered 3- 16 Foot Teepees with poles – May 2017.

 

Photo from Left to Right: John, Tim Bone’s Nephew, Tim Bone (Youth Coordinator), and Colton Tacan

 

 

Photo Submitted by : Mary Anderson

Brandon, Manitoba.

Here are cute pics. of the baby star blankets we made for Mary Anderson and the little people they were made for.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Melinda Kay Kirt

Grand Rapids High School , MN. USA

Students are posing here from Grand Rapids High School MN, USA with keychains ordered from us as GIFTS for completing their year! – 2017.

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Clifton Flett, Youth Support Worker for Mountain View School Division – Dauphin, MB – May 2017.  (Photo: LEFT to RIGHT – Wade Houle, Frank Klyne, Patti Goodine, Clifton & Candace Flett, Norm Casavant (Principal) with his son and John Belanger)

We just delivered and put up 24-foot teepee made by us with Dauphin Regional High School for Clifton Flett and his wife and the principal and staff. Their powwow is tomorrow. We hope they have a great event. It was fun

 

 

 

 

 

photo of: Corinne with Rina Wajuntah (teacher), and Standing Buffalo Staff/Students at Standing Buffalo School, in Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Fort QuAppelle, Sk.  We created a 8-foot Dakota Style teepee to display in their school play, a reenactment of historical facts about their community. – May 2017.

Photo: (Upper Right to Left) Corinne, Rita, and standing buffalo Teachers/staff.
(Bottom Row) Students from Standing Buffalo.

 

 

 

Picture Submitted by: Rhonda Howse

Winnipeg, MB.

This is a baby blanket we created for Rhonda Ross Howse. She wanted the baby blanket made for her new grandbaby – PEYTON!! Congradulations

Picture of Rhonda Howse’s grandbaby – PEYTON!

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Roxanne Stevens

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, MB.

This is the baby blanket I made for my niece Stevens Thunder Roxanne and her little bundle of Joy. This is her first baby and we are so proud of her, and I know she will be a wonderful mom!

Red Baby blanket with Black, Grey, White and Red Star and White border/backing

 

 

Photo Submitted by: George Beaulieu at Issac Beaulieu Memorial School in Sandy Bay First Nation, MB.

We delivered FIVE 24 foot Cree Style Teepees, Liners and Poles to Isaac Beaulieu Memorial School in Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba. John put one up with the Staff, Volunteers, Students and Elders.

Photo: (left to right) Ernest Roulette (volunteer) standing beside John in front of a 24- foot Cree Style teepee

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Pat Eyolfson

Arborg Heritage Village, Mb.

They purchased 2 16-foot Cree Style Teepees and poles from us.

Photo of 16-foot Cree Style Teepee at Arborg Heritage Village, Mb.

 

 

Photo of: Karen Kosolowsky – Teacher from 1987-2017.

Ecole Swan River South School in Swan River, MB.

She is standing in front of the custom star blanket made by Cree Star Gifts for her retirement gift.

Karen Kosolowsky Teacher from 1987-2017. She is standing in front of the star blanket Cree Star Gifts made for a Retirement Gift to honor her hard work, dedication and commitment to kids.

 

 

 

Photo of: Lucie Lachapelle – Teacher/Principal from 1987-2017.

Ecole Swan River South School in Swan River, MB.

She is standing in front of the custom star blanket made by Cree Star Gifts for her retirement gift.

Lucie Lachapelle was both a Teacher and Principal during her years from 1987-2017. She is standing in front of a Star Blanket made by Cree Star Gifts as a Retirement Gift to honor her commitment and dedication to children.

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Dawn Olivence, Manager of Affiliate Relations for APTN

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, (APTN).  Winnipeg, MB.  339 Portage Avenue.

Here is a picture of one of our Star Blankets being presented to Greg.M from MTS, who is an affiliate client to APTN, (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). The Hand Drummer standing beside him is Jesse. C.

Here is a picture of one of our Star Blankets being presented to Greg.M from MTS, who is an affiliate client to APTN ,(Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). The Hand Drummer standing beside him is Jesse. C. This picture was submitted by Dawn Olivence, the Manager of Affiliate Relations for APTN in Winnipeg. – JUNE 2017.

 

 

Photo of: Darryl McRae

Saskatoon, Sk.

Picture of Darryl McRae and son picking up his teepee poles purchased from us.

Photo: (left to right) Darryl McRae, his son and John standing in front of the teepee poles he purchased from us. – June 2017.

Photo Of: Dennis Pashe, Health Director for Dakota Tipi First Nation

Dennis Pashe in front of the 22 – foot Dakota Style teepee he purchased from us with poles

 

photo: (left to right) John and Dennis standing in front of the teepee poles/teepee he purchased from us for his up-coming community events.

Photo: (left to right) John standing beside Dennis Pashe, Health Director for Dakota Tipi First Nation, standing in front of the teepee poles/teepee he purchased from us.-June 2017

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Maria Henderson, Health Director

Fox Lake Cree Nation, MB.

Maria with a star blanket made by Cree Star Gifts.

Maria Henderson – Health Director from Fox Lake Cree Nation

 

 

 

Photo of : Toni Hayes – Owner for Running Bear Camp and Native Medicine – https://www.facebook.com/RunningBesrCamp

Minitonas, MB.

We had the privilege of putting up this 18-foot Cree Style teepee with Running Bear Toni Hayes and James Garrow. She purchased the teepee from us for her place in Minitonas, Mb., called Running Bear Camp and Native Medicine site –https://www.facebook.com/RunningBesrCamp. Beautiful place, and had an enjoyable day.

Photo: (left to right) James Garrow with toni Hayes standing in front of the 18-foot Cree Style teepee she purchased from us

Running Bear Camp and Native Medicines

 

Here is a picture of Toni Hayes and James Garrow getting married in front of the 18 ft teepee we make for them last year. We loved putting up the teepee with them at that time, and we feel even more blessed to see a wedding ceremony happen in front of the teepee we made them! We feel so excited and happy for this couple, and we wish them the absolute best! -July 2018.

Toni Hayes & James Garrow getting married in front of the 18 ft teepee we make them – July 2018.

James Garrow and Toni Hayes

 

Photo Submitted by: Janet Lucas, Administrative Assistant

Shipping & Receiving – UCN College

Thompson, Mb.

The blanket was ordered for her co-worker at UCN College who recently had a baby girl. In the photo (left to right) Janet, is standing beside the proud Dad Devin and another co-worker, Janice. Congratulations!!

photo: (left to right) Janet Lucas with proud Dad, Devin and other co-worker Janice holding baby star blanket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Susan Cowan – Teacher, ESRSS School

Swan River, Manitoba.

photo: (right to left) Susan Cowan here with her friends who are holding Star Bags made by Cree Star Gifts at Edmonton Farmers Market – August 2017.

Photo: (right to left) Susan Cowan with her life-long friends with Star Bags made by Cree Star Gifts at Edmonton Farmers Market – August 2017.

 

 

Photo Of: Anita Munn and Darrell Manuliak – Mini Homes of Manitoba.

Custom Designers and Builders – www.mbminihomes.com

We had the privilege of dropping off teepee poles to Anita Munn and Darrell Manuliak from www.mbminihomes.com or Mini Homes of Manitoba. They are custom designers and builders of these mini homes and they are currently creating and building affordable homes for Long Plain First Nation. Check them out!!! We want to buy a mini house from them soon. Remember we make custom teepees/poles. Www.creestargifts.com

 

Photo: (left to right) Anita Munn, Darrell Manuliak and John Belanger standing in front of the teepee poles we delivered to Long Plain First Nation, MB – one of the Mini Homes they build is behind them.

 

 

Photo of: Eva Wilson-Fontaine and EJ Fontaine

Anish Corporation, 110-200 Alpine Way Headingley MB Tel: 204-334-9395

www.anish.ca

We had the privilege on Sunday of putting up a 22- foot Dakota Style teepee with Ej Fontaine and Eva Wilson-Fontaine from Anish Corporation on their property near Anola Manitoba – Cedar Lake Ranch. It was a lot of fun and we just got it completed before it started raining.

Cedar Lake Ranch cultural area, was created by Anish Corporation for families in transition for reuniting back together, to reestablish bonds and be together on the land and learn some basic life skills as a family at Cedar Lake Ranch. Better than any hotel room!!  If you have any questions about this Ranch contact Eva or EJ. -Sept 2017.

Eva Wilson-Fontaine and EJ Fontaine standing in front of a 22-foot Dakota Style teepee we made for them.

 

 

Photo of: John Mcleod, Carpentry Teacher with Jackie Connell, Principal for RB Russell School

Winnipeg, MB.

We dropped off a 16 foot Dakota style teepee and poles yesterday at RB Russell School in Winnipeg. We had the privilege to meet the Principal, Jackie and John Mcleod , the Carpentery Teacher. They are putting up the teepee in the school’s courtyard. They gave us a tour of their beautiful school too. We were so impressed with this school. – Sept 2017.

Photo: (left to right) John standing beside John Mcleod, Carpentry Teacher and Jackie Connell, Principal of RB Russell School in Winnipeg. They are standing beside the teepee and poles we delivered to their school.

 

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Barbara Wilson

Norway House First Nation, Manitoba

Barbara is holding a queen star blanket she purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Picture of Barbara Wilson from Norway House First Nation holding a queen star blanket she purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Katrina Froese, Education Coordinator

Fortwhyte Alive

1961 McCreary Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3P 2K9

www.fortwhyte.org

Picture of Fortwhyte Alive Staff and volunteers in front of the teepee they purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

Fort Whyte Alive Staff and volunteers in front of Teepee purchased from us with

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By; Janet Lucas

Thompson, Manitoba.

The UCN Staff with Janet Lucas purchased this Blue Custom Star Blanket from us for Georgina Reid in Thompson, Manitoba as a gift. Thank you for choosing us and we loved making it for her!! Remember we make CUSTOM star blankets – all sizes. www.creestargifts.com

Georgina Reid with the blue star blanket we made for purchased by Janet Lucas and UCN staff in Thompson, Mb.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Ray Wright

Fisher Branch, MB.

Ray Wright purchased this beautiful brown double star blanket for his wife Debbie Wright from us. Thank you once again for choosing us and for the beautiful picture.

Picture of Debbie Wright with the brown double star blanket her husband, Ray Wright purchased for her.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Sharidy Desnomie, Health Director for Star Blanket First Nation, Sk.

Peepeekisis First Nation, Sk.

The mild weather this weekend enabled us the privilege to deliver teepees/poles to Sharidy Desnomie (first photo), the Health Director for Star Blanket First Nation with her husband, Toby, in Peepeekisis First Nation, Sk.  John was thankful for the Sweetgrass he was given by the Desnomie family.

Photo: (left to right) John beside Toby and Sharidy Desnomie, health Director for Star Blanket First Nation. We delivered her poles to her home in Peepeekisis First Nation, Sk.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Kelsey Starblanket, First Nations/Metis Laision Worker for Prairie Valley School Division

Regina, Saskatchewan.

The mild weather this weekend enabled us the privilege to deliver teepees/poles to Bert Fox Community School in Fort Qu-Appelle, Sk.,  for Kelsey Starblanket, the First Nations/Metis Liaison for Prairie Valley School Division in Fort Qu-Appelle, Sk.

Photo: (left or right) John beside Kelsey Starblanket, First Nations/Metis Liaison Worker for Prairie Valley School Division, Regina Sk. We dropped off teepee/poles at Bert Fox Community School in Fort Qu-Appelle, Sk.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Cheyanne Keam

Norway House, MB.

Cheyanne purchased the King Size Star Blanket as a birthday gift for her mother, Eva Keam.

Black king size star blanket with white,red,yellow and black star and red/yellow border

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Shannon DeFritas

Oakville, ON.

We created this custom turquoise baby blanket for Shannon’s brand new addition to her family – a beautiful little boy! Congrats!

Shannon DeFreitas’ beautiful baby boy on the Turquoise Custom star blanket we made for him.

 

 

 

Photos Submitted By: Doreen Spence, Chief from Tataskweyak Cree Nation, MB.

Tataskweyak Cree Nation, MB.

Doreen Spence sitting beside her beautiful daugher, Kalleign with Star Blankets she purchased from us.

Doreen Spence with Kalleign, her daughter sitting in front of the star blankets she purchased from us.

 

Doreen Spence gave this star blanket to a community member, and she is holding it up proudly.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Ernie Ettawakapow

Norway House, MB.

Ernie is holding up a double star blanket purchased for his daughter for Christmas in the first photo, and his daughter Laney is holding up her blanket on Christmas morning in the second photo.  Thanks for these beautiful pics. and Happy New Year to this family! – Dec. 2017.

Ernie Ettawakapow with a Double Star Blanket he purchased from us for a Christmas gift for his daughter.

Ernie’s daughter – Laney holding up the blanket her dad purchased for her from us.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Maggie Hyslop – Dettanikkeaze, NADAP Worker

Northlands First Nation Denesuline, MB.

She is holding a star blanket purchased from us to honor an Elder from her community.

Maggie Hyslop-Dettanikkeaze, NADAP worker from Lac Brochet, MB. holding a Star Blanket she purchased from us to honor an Elder from her community.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Debbie Moses

Fort Mackay, Alberta.

Thankfully this blanket arrived in time for Christmas!! Debbie, who is wearing the checkered shirt, is standing beside Shirley Mecredi. This blanket is their gift to Shirley’s daughter who is also Debbie’s daughter-in-law: Lori-Lei! MERRY CHRISTMAS, and I think she loves the gift you both purchased for her!- Dec. 2017.

Shirley Mecredi (left) standing with Debbie Moses (checkered shirt) holding up a star blanket they purchased from us.

Lori-Lei is in this photo with the blanket that Debbie & her mother Shirley purchased for her for Christmas.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Miranda Mckay

Cross Lake, MB.

MERRY CHRISTMAS  Miranda!! Your mother looks she loves the Star Blanket you purchased from us. Thank you once again for choosing and we wish you and your family the best in the New Year!!

Miranda Mckay’s Mother holding up the blanket she purchased from us.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Amy Thompson

Dauphin, MB.

Amy Thompson from Dauphin Mb. purchased these 3 Star Blankets from us for her kids and we added Wolf Paw Motifs to every blanket. MERRY CHRISTMAS Amy and thanks for choosing us!

Amy Thompson’s kids with star blankets purchased from us Christmas morning – Dec. 2017.

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Cassandra Bilodeau

Beausejour, MB.

MERRY CHRISTMAS Cassandra Bilodeau and family!!! Cassandra purchased this king size star blanket for her husband, Bradford Bilodeau who is the Director of the Indigenous Adoptees Movement. We are so thankful he loved the blanket we made for him. Thanks for choosing us.

Bradford Bilodeau and son are holding up the King size star blanket purchased for him by his wife, Cassandra.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Barbara Wilson

Norway House, MB.

MERRY CHRISTMAS Barb Wilson and family. Your nephew is adorable and the baby blanket we made for him will easily transition to a toddler bed. Thanks for choosing us!

Barb Wilson’s nephew – Cristo sitting on his baby blanket

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Amanda Smith

Selkirk, MB.

MERRY CHRISTMAS Amanda Lynn Smith and so glad you love the star bag! It looks good on you! Thanks for choosing us.

Amanda is holding the star bag she purchased from us.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Roland White

Pawitik, ON.

Here is a pic. of Roland White peeking behind the star blanket he purchased from us this Christmas. Thanks Roland and glad your blanket made it to Ontario on time!!!

Roland White is holding up the double blanket he purchased from us.

 

 

Photo Submitted By; Janice Cloud

Dauphin, MB.

Here are pics from Jan Cloud who purchased a Star Blanket and Star Bag from us for Christmas for her daughter-in-law, Jennifer and her grandson Sebestian. Thanks for the beautiful pics. Jan and Happy New Year!!

Here are pics from Jan Cloud who purchased from us for Christmas for her daughter-in-law, Jennifer and her grandson Sebestian. Thanks for the beautiful pics. Jan and Happy New Year!!

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By; Tanya Guimond

Fort Alexander, MB.

Here is another Christmas picture sent to us from Tanya Guimond….she purchased this queen turquoise star blanket from us for her son. The first picture here shows him opening his Christmas gift, and than the blanket lying on his bed. Thanks Tanya, and Happy New Year to you and your family!

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Michelle Petiquan

Winnipeg, Mb.

This photo was sent to us by Michelle Petiquan from Winnipeg, MB. She is holding a Star Blanket she purchased from us in December. Thanks for the beautiful pic. Michelle. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Michelle Petiquan holding up a star blanket she purchased from us. – Dec. 25/17

 

 

 

Photos Submitted By: Rhonda Deutsch, Coordinator for the Head Start Program

Star Blanket First Nation, Saskatchewan.

Below are photos of the individuals who received our Birch Bark Baskets at Cowenska’s Head Start Learning Center Grand Opening Jan.30/18 in Star blanket First Nation, Sk

Chief Michael Starr giving Chief Bobby Cameron one of our baskets

Chief Michael Starr giving Alex Campbell one of our baskets.

Second Vice-Chief David Pratt with Alex Campbell holding baskets purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

Steve Young from CORCAN holding a birch bark basket made by Cree Star Gifts

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by Leah Phillips

Brandon, MB.

Leah is holding a Birch Bark Basket she purchased from us.  Thanks Leah for the great pic.!

Leah Philips holding a birch bark basket purchased from Cree Star Gifts.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Laura Beardy

Thompson, MB.

Laura Beardy holding a Birch Bark Basket we made her

 

 

 

Photo Submitted by: Pauline Munroe

Norway House, MB.

Pauline Munroe’s grandson, Blaise Thomas Ray who is 2 wks old today on his baby star blanket we made him – Feb.17/18

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By; Echo Elizabeth Moose.

Thompson, MB.

Thanks Echo Elizabeth Moose for the picture. Echo purchased the blanket from us for her oldest step-daughter Ocean (on the left) as a Christmas Gift. Thanks for choosing us Echo!

Thanks Echo Elizabeth Moose for the picture. Echo purchased the blanket from us for her oldest step-daughter Ocean (on the left) as a Christmas Gift. Thanks for choosing us Echo!

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Michelle Eisner

Swan River, MB.

Thanks for the pic. Michelle!

Michelle Eisner with a Star Bag we made her

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Sheila S Bird

Pine Falls, Mb.

Here is a photo of Darlene Bird-Daniels holding a Star Bag we made for her. Thanks for the photo Darlene!

Darlene Bird – Daniels with a Star Bag we made for her

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Tonya Owl Bear

Southern California, USA.

Here are pics. of Tonya Owl Bear with our Birch Bark Baskets in Southern California. She has Cree relatives on her Dad’s side and really wanted to identify with these roots by purchasing baskets made by her people. Thanks Tonya!

Tonya Owl Bear holding baskets purchased from us.

Tonya Owl Bear

 

Swan Valley School Division

Heyes School

We had the privilege today of putting up a 8 foot teepee with my youngest daughter’s class – Sarah. We talked about pre-contact Indigenous dwellings and the significance of the Teepee in the Plains area. After the discussion we put up a teepee, and then each student was able to design and paint their own teepee. It was fun! Our little daughter was so helpful and we are just so proud of her!!

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Justine Rich

Natuashish Labrador, NFLD.

This is our first order in this area! WOW!  Thanks Justine for the pic.

Justine Rich holding a Star Bag we made for her.

 

 

Photo Submitted By:  Nicole Baliski, Secretary/Library Assistant

Christopher Lake Public School, Saskatchewan.

Here are some pics from Christopher Lake Public School. They purchased an 8-foot Teepee from us to set up in their school library. They had an Elder teach the kids about it and set it up with them!

Photo of an Elder putting up an 8-foot teepee we made for them at Christopher Lake Public School

 

 

Photo Submitted By:  Pete Brass, Art Collection Manager and Roland Kaye, Elders Helper.

First Nations University of Canada

#1 First Nations Way.  Regina, Sk.  S4S 7K2

Here are pics of us with Roland Kaye, (Elders Helper) and Pete Brass, (Art Collection Manager) at First Nations University of Canada in Regina on Sunday. They purchased several teepees from us for upcoming events and they will remain up all year round.

 

Photo: (left to right) Corinne, Roland Kaye (Elders Helper), John and Pete Brass (Art Collection Manager) at First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Sk.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Lorna Munro, Aboriginal Academic Achievement

Swan Valley School Division

Here is a picture of us and all the Swan River School Division staff/students that participated in the grade 6 Outdoor Indigenous Education Day at the Swan Valley Museum. John made a 20 ft – Ojibway style teepee for this event (on left). We also had privilege of teaching kids how to put up a teepee and take down a teepee safely using a 6-ft size teepee. There was also other events and sessions the kids took it. Really grateful to be a part of day! www.creestargifts.com

Photo: (left to right) Lorna Munro (Aboriginal Academic Achievement), Jacquie Mydynski – Arp (SVRSS Principal), Swan Valley School Division Staff member, Tim Mendel (Superintendent) and John Belanger standing in front of teepee

Swan Valley School Division Out door Indigenous Education Day at Swan Valley Museum organized for grade 6s.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Rosella Bone, Executive Director

West Region Child & Family Services

Rolling River First Nation, MB.

Enjoyed meeting Rosella Bone, the executive director of the West Region Child and Family Services for Rolling River First Nation . Beautiful community and we are sure we will be seeing each other again in the future. Can’t wait to get pictures from her giving away star blankets purchased from us to graduates.

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Photo Submitted: Corinne Belanger – Art Teacher

Swan Valley School Division

Wellman Lake United Church Camp – June 2018.

We had the privilege of teaching the grade 8’s how to safely set-up a Cree style teepee during their camping trip and teach them a little history about the teepee to include Indigenous Education into the weekend. We loved having the opportunity to do this, and we thank the Swan Valley School Division and staff for giving us the time with these amazing youth.

Corinne & John Belanger, Mrs Argue (Math Teacher), Mme. Chmelowski (7-8 French Immersion Teacher), Mr.Andres (Physical Ed. Teacher), Mrs. Bartley (English Teacher), Mr. McDonald (Guidance Counsellor) and Grade 8’s June 2018.

 

 

 

Photo Submitted: Brent Hamel, Waskesiu Recreation Committee

Waskesiu National Park, Sk.

We had the privilege of putting up teepee poles with Brent Hamel required by Waskesiu Recreation area committee in the Waskesiu Provincial Park, SK. It’s absolutely beautiful here. We stayed in Baker’s Bungalow and enjoying the beach. – June 2018.

Brent Hamel (Waskesiu Recreation Committee), and Corinne & John Belanger

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Gerald Lepine

Arlington Beach, Sk.

We enjoyed meeting Gerald Lepine, a Metis man who lives in Arlington Beach, Sk. He had interesting stories and antiques and artifacts and the kids loved meeting his grand kids. We are sure we will see him again.

Gerald Lepine beside John Belanger

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Angela Snowshoe, Founder/Manager

Red Pony Stands Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary

www.theredponystands.com

PO Box 3, RR#2 Site 3, Craven, SK S0G 0W0

Piapot First Nation, Sk.

We set up a 20 ft Cree Style teepee with an amazing Indigenous company called www.theredponystands.com . – Angela Snowshoe & Cullan McGinnis.  They are an Ojibwa Horse Sanctuary and they purchased a teepee from us required for upcoming events. Check these guys out!!

John & Corinne Belanger beside Cullan McGinnis (Board Member/Tresurer), and Angela Snowshoe (Founder, Manager)

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Shannon Berard-Gardiner

Saskatchewan Beach, Sk.

The last stop we made during out Canada Day weekend was at Shannon & Chris Gardiner’s house. We had the privilege of meeting Matty, and we set-up a teepee for him and we really enjoyed their hospitality. We felt really welcomed and loved the beautiful surroundings where they live. We wish this family the absolute best!!!

Photo: (left to right) John & Corinne Belanger, Shannon Berard-Gardiner, Chris Gardiner & Matthew

 

QUOTE: “A nice precursor to when the canvas arrives, but let’s just say someone can’t get enough of the poles! Many thanks once again to Corinne-John Belanger at Cree Star Gifts!!”

Matthew

 

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Calvin Issac, Cultural Worker

Ochapowace Health Office

Ochapowace First Nation, Sk.

Photo: (left to right) Calvin Issac and Corinne Belanger

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Geneva Smoke, Prevention Worker for Dakota Ojibway CFS

Dakota Tipi First Nation, MB.

Today we delivered a 20 ft. Dakota Style teepee and poles to Dakota Tipi First Nation for Geneva Smoke, Prevention Worker for Dakota Ojibway CFS. We were able to see all the new development in this community and all the new infrastructures were impressive. Enjoyed the visit and hospitality.

Photo: (left to right) Geneva Smoke and John Belanger

 

 

Photo Submitted By: James Buhler

Manitoba Stampede Professional Rodeo – July 19 to the 22nd.

Morris, MB.

We just delivered and set up 16 ft Cree & Dakota Style teepees for the Manitoba Stampede Professional Rodeo in Morris Manitoba today – scheduled for July 19 to the 22nd. We enjoyed setting them up with James Buhler and his family and rodeo staff. They are required for the Gathering of Nations part of the Rodeo where several tipis and organized Indigenous events are taking place. ARTISANS are invited to set up tables & sell their creations. Find more info. at www.manitobastampede.ca .

Photo: (left to right) John Belanger, James Buhler, Corinne Belanger, James’s daughter & her friend Dillon, and Jonathan Atkinson.

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Chief Ira McArthur

Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation, Sk.

We had so much fun today putting up 2 Peyote Style teepees with John’s cousin Chief Ira McArthur from Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation . John made this style of teepee custom for Ira but we are comfortable creating this style again for anyone interested. Special thanks to Ira’s nephews – Milton and Trent and Crew for helping. Check us out at www.creestargifs.com

Photo: (left to right) Trent Obey, Ira McArthur (Chief for Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation), John Belanger, Milton McArthur and Band member

 

 

Photo Submitted By: Blair Rattlesnake, Health Director

Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation, MB.

We delivered teepee poles to Blair Rattlesnake today at Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation for his upcoming Camp. He will be putting up several teepees at his event. We enjoyed visiting his community and seeing the grounds for his upcoming Camp. Remember we make Cree, Dakota and Ojibway style teepees-all sizes. www.creestargifts.com

Photo: (left to right) Blair Rattlesnake (Health Director) and John Belanger

 

Photo Submitted By; Shawn Hafenbrak

Winnipegosis, MB.

Here is a picture of Shawn & Jennifer Hafenbrak, from Winnipegosis, MB holding up the queen size star blanket I made for them. Shawn ordered it for his wife as a birthday gift, requesting that the blanket have San Jose Sharks Colors. She loved it! Thanks for the pic.!

Shawn & Jennifer Hafenbrak holding up the star blanket I made for them.

 

Photo Submitted By: Scott Cameron

Ashern, Manitoba.

Scott purchased this 18 Ft- Ojibway Style Teepee from us as a gift to his wife, presented to her on their wedding day! Congrats to this beautiful couple! – Sept. 2018.

Picture of Scott Cameron with his Bride recently married-Sept. 2018.

 

 

Photo Submitted By Karlie McMillan

Education Department, University of Calgary.

Thank you Karlie McMillan , from the University of Calgary, Education Department for this picture. They purchased this CUSTOM baby star blanket from us to gift another staff member.

Karlie McMillan, Education Department, University of Calgary holding a Baby Star Blanket we made for her