, who resides on the shore of Fraser Lake, is a master basket maker working with birch bark and spruce roots.
learned this ancient art form from her
mother and grandmother who instilled in her
the spiritual principles related to the harvesting and making of baskets.
Among Noeleen's accomplishments is the building of an 18-foot birch bark canoe, now part of the McLeod Lake Band Cultural Centre
and one currently under construction funded through the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards to teach youth the traditional art form of birch bark canoe making.
is committed to educating others, including her
daughter, about her
craft and its historical traditions.
has created baskets for many galleries and private collectors.