Orland Hansen grew up near Aklavik, NT, and at their bush camp with his family. During that time he started to carve driftwood which later lead to carving soapstone. Eventually he became an accomplished artist; carving many types of material such as ivory, bone, horn, antler, including a variety of carving stone.
Helen Oro is from the Pelican Lake First Nation band. She is recognized as an international designer and entrepreneur making waves in the fashion industry.
Helen has created a once in a lifetime opportunities for many, mentoring, helping to build portfolios, and teaching about model safety. She wanted to do more than make beautiful pieces she wanted to build a brand that gives back and empowers. 50% of every item sold will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon.
Sharing in the passion for ammolite Troy and Lisa of Blackfoot Rocks and Gems boast some of the most timeless and traditional wire-wrapping techniques in the world of ammolite.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area Inc. is a community supported organization committed to the healthy development of children and youthand their families through quality volunteer mentoring relationships.
Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
KORITE would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge land on which KORITE operates and mines Ammolite and Ammonites is Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Territory) and the traditional territory of the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Peigan Piikani (North), Aamskapi Pikuni (South). KORITE is committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.