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1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W6
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Yvonne Jobin has been creative all of her life, but when she finished school, she ended up in the corporate world of finance. However, it wasn’t long before her roots began to tug. “Being aboriginal, I started to have this feeling of wanting to keep our culture alive,” she says. She took a 10-month course at the Alberta Vocational Centre. “Before it was finished, I was offered a job teaching it, because it just came naturally,” says Yvonne. She’s been teaching classes ever since in subjects such as beadwork, drum making, porcupine quillwork, cultural teachings and more. She opened Moonstone Creation with her daughter Amy in 2009.

The gallery sells traditionally-made native clothing, bags, drums and rattles, and also carries sculptures and art by Western Canadian native artists. Yvonne’s work is also for sale. “People recognize my work as very unique,” she says. “I’m a forward thinker, although I’m traditional.” This combination has let her use traditional native techniques and materials – like smoke tan hide – to create modern items like cell phone cases and business card holders. Her work is an amalgamation of old and new.

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Moonstone Creation carries authentic First Nations arts and crafts, most of which is handmade in-store. Located in Inglewood, this gallery and gift shop is a great place to begin your hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The shop’s unique wares include clothing, bags, drums and music makers as well as jewellery and knick-knacks. Moonstone Creation is also happy to create custom orders and commissioned pieces perfect for your special lady. If your mom is a hands-on type, sign the two of you up for a beadwork or dream catcher making class. Check out the storefront for inspiration, and spend the day creating your own treasures.

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Moonstone Creation showcases art, clothing and crafts by some of Canada’s finest First Nations artists. The shop also offers classes as well as gift certificates. Take home a distinctive gift that imbued with rich cultural heritage.

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