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Who I am and how I got here


My name is John Wager, I am Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe from Curve Lake First Nation.

I make and sell craft for a living along with teaching the skills I have learned along the way in workshops.

I've lived in Curve Lake almost all my life and I love my community.


This whole craft thing started in college almost 8 years ago, we were handed some knives, taught how to use them and then shown how to carve and coal burn a wooden spoon but I didn't even make a spoon that year I made a wooden knife. I ended up carving my first spoon almost a year after that and then I was not able to stop. I met people and made friends/mentors along the way that helped me get to where I am today but I'm still learning. 


I carve lots of spoons but I also make Baskets, Knives, Bowls, Cups, Canoe Paddles, and even some leatherwork.

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