About Julie

Julie, also honored with the name Ogichida Waawaashkesh Ikwe (Brave Deer Woman) by her Anishinaabe Elders, is an artist and illustrator deeply rooted in her Ojibway heritage. A proud citizen of the Batchewana First Nation, she grew up by the sacred waters of Lake Gitchigami (Lake Superior) and holds the status of a Treaty Indian.

Her work serves as a vibrant tapestry, woven from the threads of her experiences and the histories of those she depicts. It is a celebration infused with the positive energy of her ancestral lands and people. Julie is represented by the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency of New York City, in partnership with Salky Literary Management, to share her art and stories far and wide.
Inspired by both of her parents who are incredible artists, she started drawing and painting at a young age.
 Each piece of art carries a piece of the artist’s, and subjects’ history by embodying the events that led to its creation. Her work is imbued with positive energy.