Marlana Thompson

Akwesasne, Quebec

Marlana Thompson is a Mohawk from the Wolf Clan, residing in Akwesasne, Quebec, where she creates her beading and sewing pieces for her label, Okwa:ho Creations.

April 19, 2020

This [mask] is my way of giving thanks to the medicine plants that the Creator has given us to heal and so that we don’t forget that this pandemic happened. The mask features black velveteen lined with red flannel. Dried sage was sewn inside the mask for extra cleaning and protection from the virus. My daughter, Hunter, is pictured modelling the mask.