Our mission is to continue the Mi'kmaq tradition of creating art by merging traditional designs with a modern take; making each piece with good intention and love while supporting my community by donating a 10% of each sale to the Wabanaki Alliance of Maine.
Melaina Maloney was born and raised in Maine and is an enrolled tribal member of the Aroostook Band of Mi'kmaqs. She is also Maliseet (Wolastoquey) with direct ties to Woodstock First Nation in Canada. Melaina's mother and grandmother are enrolled in both American and Canadian tribal nations. Melaina is an animal lover, having three cats, four dogs, and a husband. When Melaina isn't fervently making pieces she is usually swinging in her hammock or off foraging and hiking with her dogs.
Melaina has always strived to fight for issues regarding the rights of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and women's rights alongside issues regarding tribal sovereignty, MMIW2GS, the LANDBACK movement, the American Indian movement, Saving the ICWA and so much more. She has dragged her husband alongside her to many a protest. Melaina is passionate about including these issues in many of her pieces.