Tishna Marlowe, Dene Couture | Calgary, Alberta
My name is Tishna Marlowe and as an Indigenous artist I was raised in a traditional family with traditional elders in an isolated community north of sixity. A one-hour plane ride from Yellowknife, NT.
I come from a place called Lutselke, ‘Place of Small Fish’; we resided on the east arm of the great slave lake in the Northwest Territories, on the caribou migration route. My people, ‘Ethen Dene’ people of the caribou have resided here generation upon generations. We are Chipewyan, keepers of the caribou on ‘Land of the Ancestors’.
This community is what inspires me; the way of life of the people; the country and most of all my family. I feel traditional fashion is such a vital component to all cultures. With traditional knowledge, and arts being lost at a rapid pace, I feel relearning these arts is so very vital for all nations across this globe.