‘Leaf Dancer’ was designed by Sioux artist Maxine Noel.
“Mother Earth turns, and with a gentle wave of her hand another season passes” – Maxine Noel
Stainless steel water bottles are BPA-free, double -walled for maximum isolation, with the capacity of 500 ml.
Water Bottle Sleeves comes with easy- to- carry strap and a zipper for easy removal and cleaning. They are PVC, BPA and latex-free.
Ioyan Mani – to walk beyond – is Maxine’s Sioux name that reveals her gift. Maxine is Oglala Sioux, born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba. The eldest of eleven children, she learned to draw among a loving family on a quiet reserve. In residential school she experienced the struggles of submersion of the native spirituality and culture, which brought her strength and enrichment. Maxine was appointed in 2019 as a member of the Order of Canada for her work as a visual artist and for encouraging and promoting creative expression in Indigenous communities.
A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours, to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old.
Maxine was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2019 for her notable achievements.
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