See each other the way the moon sees the sun; vastly different and equally important.

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She Keeps the Feathers... Dawn Setford (Mary Francis Whiteman) Iehstoseranónnha is Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk), Wakhskare:wake (Bear Clan) and a Feather Keeper. Her territory is St.Regis/Akwesasne.

Her family was one of several Kanien'kehá:ka families from Akwesasne that settled on the banks of Moira Lake, Madoc, Ontario.

Dawn is the founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada (a Canada Not-for-profit Corporation) and owner at Pass The Feather. 

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1st National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, September 30, 2021
1st National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, September 30, 2021
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First National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

On September 30, 2021, Dawn and the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada facilitated the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa. With a focus of supporting survivors and families of Indian Residential schools and all victims of Indian child apprehension programs.

On this day, we memorialize the little children who died from abuse, neglect, violence and loneliness and we honour them with songs, warmth and hope for a better future for all children.

Join us again September 30, 2022 on Parliament Hill.

Feather Bundling, Bird Medicines and Design Services by Dawn

Bird Medicines

Understanding these medicines and what you should carry is vital to better health. Explore Bird Medicines with Dawn.

Smudge

Most people know the English word 'Smudge' but Dawn embraces it as burning her medicines to show gratitude. Learn more about this and how with the right understanding, it can change your life.

Graphic and Web Design

Dawn has been a professional designer for over 30 years. Let her put her feminine and Indigenous inspirations to your brand. Logos, books, printed material and more. Thanks for supporting Indigenous artists.

Explore Bird Medicine Bundles

Dawn has been bundling bird medicines for over 30 years and her art form of bundling may be just what you're looking for. Feathers are from her private collection and like medicines, they are never for sale.

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