To Our NWAC Store Customers:

As our first priority is the continued safely of our employees, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are unable to fulfill any new customer orders.
Until further notice, our NWAC store will suspend its operations. We appreciate your support and understanding of this decision and look forward to reopening when circumstances improve.

We will try and fill orders received prior to March 31 and will provide refunds for any orders we cannot fill.

Maxine Noel Collection


Maxine Noel - Ioyan Mani, Sioux Artist

Ioyan Mani - to walk beyond - is Maxine's Sioux name that reveals her gift. Maxine is Oglala Sioux, born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba. The eldest of eleven children, she learned to draw among a loving family on a quiet reserve. In residential school she experienced the struggles of submersion of the native spirituality and culture, which brought her strength and enrichment. A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours, to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old.