Anita Jax

Anita Jax is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Manitoulin Island (M’Chigeeng First Nation) Bear Clan. She’s a graduate of Business College, and Istituto Di Moda Burgo (a design school in Milan, Italy) graduating from fashion design and illustration. She has also taken courses at George Brown College for pattern drafting and grading.

Anita currently dedicates her time as an artist, to an organization by the name of Ganawendan (Take Care) which is an Indigenous focused organization that offers Cultural Sensitivity Training. She has made dolls and doll regalia for their workshops, to help demonstrate who Indigenous people are and how sacred their regalia are. These dolls have been on display at the local museum and various pow wows across Ontario.

Anita also contributes her time for The Healing of the Seven Generations, where she assists with the arts and crafts for the workshops, providing and arranging the craft kits. She enjoys being apart of the community and is eager to learning more of the traditional teachings and applying her artistic abilities to where is needed to maintain the artistry in the community.

She has expanded her creative flow and has applied them to other Indigenous crafts such as, shakers, drum bags, traditional stockings and party favors for baby showers. Anita has also sewn baby/children’s regalia and is known for her traditional, grass and jingle style baby bibs. As she continues to learn more about the culture, she would like to direct her focus more on the doll making, regalia and other clothing such as ribbon shirts/skirts.

Anita may be contacted at anitajac@yahoo.com