Brenda is Northern Tutchone from central Yukon and Tahltan from northern British Columbia. Born and raised in the Yukon, she is Crow Clan and the proud mother of three boys. From a young age Brenda spent time watching, learning, and working alongside her mother, grandmother, and aunts. Inspired by her mentors, Brenda attended the Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver. She graduated with a diploma in Fashion Design in 2010. Brenda’s creative endeavours include garment creation, leatherwork, print design, jewellery, and beadwork.
Her hand-crafted jewellery features porcupine quills, moose skin, feathers, birchbark, and a variety of metals and semi-precious gemstones including moonstone, abalone, malachite, and tourmaline. Brenda has toured North America, displaying her designs at various art festivals and fashion shows including Couture Fashion Week in Manhattan and Western Canadian Fashion Week in Edmonton. She most recently participated in the IFWTO and Dene Nahjo Artist Markets.
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This video was made by Brian Ladue of Northern Wild Productions