Bird House Nature Company introduces you to the beauty and creative energy of Priscilla Yellowhead Tobey, a local, Potawatomi/Ojibway native, is an artist, avid storyteller and loves to write poetry. She has taught workshops on how to make native crafts, produced cultural programs and written plays about her heritage. She has shared her stories in schools, nursing homes, powwows and other places in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
We presently carry a number of Priscilla’s hand crafted pieces and would love you to be apart of her journey to share the beauty she experiences in the world. Her joy, she explains is derived from knowing something she has created is meaningful to someone.
One item that will catch your eye and imagination when you enter the store are Priscilla’s dream catchers. As you gaze about the store and your eye stops on one of her creations, take a moment to take in the story that each unique dreamcatcher has to share. There is a beauty of discovery within each of us of a story waiting for us to remember.
Also waiting for you are a selection of smudging kits, sage/tobacco bags, feathers and a favourite is mini moccasins with the three choices of messages scripted by hand by Priscilla on the sole of each moccasin; “Walk Softly on Mother Earth”, “Walk in Beauty Always” and “Walk Softly for the Children.”
A piece of Priscilla’s creative motivation is the joy she receives knowing her art is meaningful to the person who chooses to take a piece of her expressive self home with them.
"When you learn something, put it into practice to be the best you can be." Priscilla Yellowhead Tobey
Birdhouse Nature Company is grateful for the support we received through the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program, which is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
This $10,000 non-repayable contribution will help us support and increase the visibility of the Indigenous community by offering hand-made products to help people gain a greater appreciation and the opportunity to learn about and help preserve Indigenous culture.