Lee Deranger Anishnabe Bio: Lee Deranger was born and raised in Toronto, and has spent most of her adult life in Alberta. Her Anishinaabe heritage is an important part of her daily life and is reflected in her work including porcupine quillwork or other traditional art forms along with her paintings. She was fortunate to have been mentored and taught to paint by the late Don Nixon throughout her childhood well into her teen years. Deranger currently resides in Calgary where she often teaches traditional art forms. She donates art work to charitable causes and speaks out through her art about environmental issues, especially those affecting the water. Her husband is Dene from Fort Chipewyan, the community downstream from the oil sands.
Grade 9 -- Humanities. Lee and Patrick shared their stories through her artwork. With the math community, Lee lead the students through the creation of dreamcatchers.