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Anishinaabe Girl opens up shop on Lilac – Winnipeg Free Press

Jan. 31, 2024

A new store specializing in intricate Indigenous handmade jewelry, art, fashion, accessories, and home décor has just opened in the heart of Corydon shopping district at 165 Lilac St.

Anishinaabe Girl is a niche boutique, which is the first indigenous-focused jewelry store and art boutique in the area.

“With strong ties to Indigenous communities and a commitment to reconciliation, the boutique stands as a beacon of empowerment for Indigenous artists in Manitoba,” owner Shauna Fontaine said. “It represents more than a business — it’s a testament to resilience and empowerment.”

It has been Fontaine’s lifelong vision to open a store that showcases the gifts and talents of indigenous makers.

“I noticed there was a gap in the shopping experiences within Winnipeg where people can support Indigenous makers and wanted to have a space to work on my own art while supporting other makers,” she said.

The boutique features artists working in a variety of media including soapstone carvings by Spence Custom Carvings. Anishinaabe Girls also features natural bath and body products from Colours & Clouds, and home decor and accessories by Magpie Chiq.

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