Kahsenniyohstha Lauren Williams
Poppy Pin

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 Made in Canada

Materials: Deerhide, Pellon, Brass, Antique Glass Beads
Size: 2 1/8" Across

Storyboots are authentically hand-crafted by Indigenous artists.
Artists receive 100% of the proceeds of each sale.


Kahsenniyohstha Lauren's Story: Kahsenniyohstha Lauren Williams is a turtle clan Kanyenkehaka/ Mohawk artist and educator from Six Nations, Ontario. She was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1983.

Kahsenniyohstha has always loved drawing and creating art, and this passion was fostered by family and friends. As a child, she learned to bead at First Nations House at the University of Toronto, from her mother’s students, and from visiting elders, and this skill has blossomed into a way of storytelling and expression. Her work blends traditional and contemporary Haudenosaunee stories and aesthetics, embodying sacred feminine energy in modern and wearable designs. Each piece tells a story.

As an adult, beading has been part of a healing journey to recover after a car accident. For Kahsenniyohstha, her paintings live on walls, but her beadwork can be worn and carried throughout the day, telling its story. Part of her mantra of self expression is “if you can draw it, you can bead it!”. This mantra is especially helpful in her current educational work with children and youth, during which she teaches beadwork, leatherwork, music, and other skills, and passes Indigenous knowledge to the next generations.

Kahsenniyohstha Lauren Williams has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bristol in Ancient History and Historiography, with a focus on Haudenosaunee oral tradition.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to build a vibrant, global brand that makes a significant impact in Indigenous communities.

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Our Impact

  • Indigenous Collaboration: Sharing our success with Indigenous artists.
  • Building Capacity: Offering Indigenous employment in meaningful careers.
  • Keeping Indigenous Traditions Alive: Partnering with elders and artisans on a global scale.
  • Indigenous Partnership: Montreal Lake Business Ventures and Métis entrepreneur Sean McCormick are proud equity partners, sharing in Manitobah Mukluks' current and future success.

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Manufacturing

Proudly crafting the world’s finest Indigenous-inspired footwear.

At Manitobah, we use high-quality materials and talented artisans to create the best mukluks and moccasins in the world. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce Manitobah footwear and we take great pride in the comfort, function and beauty we create. We also take pride in being Canadian, which is why we continue to produce some collections at our Indigenous-owned production facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

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