Melissa Peter-Paul is a Mi’kmaw woman from Abegweit First Nation, located on Epekwitk. Growing up, Melissa was immersed in cultural teachings and was surrounded by a family of basket makers. She began her artistic expression at a young age, making regalia and beadwork, and is skilled in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Melissa’s exposure to other Mi’kmaq artforms led her to quillwork, a traditional skill in which the ancestors of her maternal grandfather excelled. Melissa was accepted into an apprenticeship with Mi’kmaq Quill Art in 2015, which was centered on Mi’kmaw pedagogies.

Owned In: Prince Edward Island

Created In Scotchfort, PE:

  • Quillwork Art
  • Greeting Cards
  • Christmas Ornaments

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