2012 collection - Manitobah Mukluks

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2012 collection - Manitobah Mukluks
2012 COLLECTION
ABORIGINAL OWNED
PROUDLY CANADIAN
Our ancestry is our authenticity.
At Manitobah, we remain deeply connected to our
ancestral home, where our Aboriginal footwear has been
made for thousands of years. This physical connection
joins our spirit with those who came before us and allows
us to remain authentic as we share our traditional footwear
with the world. Wear with pride.
Our Story
Our story begins in Canada thousands of years ago,
when our ancestors created the mukluks and moccasins
you see in these pages.
Throughout history, Aboriginal nations used distinctive
leather, furs and beadwork to reflect their individual
customs and culture.
Today as Métis we continue thistradition by combining
the craftsmanship and artistry of our ancestors with
modern materials and techniques to create truly
timeless footwear – as functional as it is beautiful.
Stitch by stitch, bead by bead,
we tell the story of our People.
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Throughout history, Canada’s First Peoples
wore mukluks and moccasins as they thrived
in harmony with nature. As European settlers
arrived, they too adopted our traditional
footwear as a necessary tool for survival.
1870
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The North American fur trade leads to
the birth of a new people – the Métis.
Manitoba becomes a province of Canada;
Métis artisans supply handmade goods for
emerging markets.
1630 - 1870
The Métis establish their own identity, with traits
of both Aboriginal and European people.
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Métis siblings Sean and Heather McCormick
establish a trading post in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Manitobah partners with Vibram® to develop
a high-abrasion sole for the urban market and
launches a project to create business-building
partnerships with elders and artists
in Aboriginal communities.
2008
Manitobah Mukluks’ global brand
office is established in Canada’s
Capital Region. International
sales partnerships are created
to meet growing demand.
1997
The McCormicks register a Canadian
corporation and begin manufacturing
Aboriginal footwear.
2006
Hollywood stars are photographed
wearing the company’s products,
creating interest from all corners
of the world.
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ARTISANS AT WORK
Elder Vivian Moose (red shirt),
Shirley Ducharme (wearing
blue) and traditional artist
Hilda Moose reintroducing
handcrafts at the Oscar
Blackburn School in South
Indian Lake, Manitoba.
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South Indian Lake,
Manitoba, Canada
My mother would be happy to see
traditional arts play a role in making
communities self-sufficient.
- Gerald McKay
About the Artist
Annie Madeleine McKay
Cree Nation, Grand Rapids
ANNIE MCKAY MUKLUKS
Product Number:
Sizing: Foot Lining: Exterior: 2050150
Ladies’s 6-11
Sheepskin
Cowhide, Moose Hide
LIMITED EDITION REPLICAS INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED
MADE IN CANADA
Annie Madeleine McKay was Cree
from Misipawistik Cree Nation
(Grand Rapids). Mother to eight children,
Annie spent each early Spring working the trapline at
Summerberry marsh with her husband. Annie mastered
her art by handcrafting clothes for all of her children,
including mukluks, moccasins, hats, jackets, sweaters
and socks.
Annie McKay
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Edna Nabess,
Colomb First Nation
EDNA NABESS MUKLUKS
Product Number:
Sizing: Foot Lining: Exterior: 2050250
Ladies’s 6-11
Fleece
Moose Hide, Beaver Fur
LIMITED EDITION REPLICAS INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED
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MADE IN CANADA
Edna Nabess,
Colomb First Nation
My designs reflect my heritage.
Through my work I encourage
young people to step out
and follow their dreams.
- Edna Nabess
About the Artist
Edna Nabess
Cree, Mathias Colomb First Nation
EDNA NABESS MOCCASIN
Product Number:
Sizing: Foot Lining: Exterior: 2050350
Ladies’s 6-11
Unlined
Moose Hide
LIMITED EDITION REPLICAS INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED
MADE IN CANADA
A Cree from Mathias Colomb
First Nation, Edna raised five
children by making moccasins, using skills
learned from her Cree grandmother and mother.
Today, at her store in Winnipeg, Edna makes
designer dresses with beadwork, fringe and
other Aboriginal themes.
Edna Nabess
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Our Sole
When it came time to develop footwear for the city,
we challenged Vibram®, the world leader in high-performance
rubber soles, to design a sole that could withstand the effects
of cold and high-abrasion urban environments (min. 150 NBS).
Vibram® used 70 years of history and a rugged TC1 compound
to provide a durable, low-profile sole that could also serve
as a canvas for an Aboriginal story.
Together we build quality and tradition in every step.
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Art of our sole
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Tipi Vibram
®
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The Sky represents life-giving water
falling as rain and snow.
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To the right are the western mountains.
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Trees to the left of the tipi represent
the Woodland People.
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This is the doorway we walk through
together as modern hunter-gatherers.
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Fire tells us our People will always
survive. Prairie plains behind are home
to the Great Horse and Buffalo People.
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The swirling Four Winds cleanse
as the Sun circles our Mother Earth.
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Turtle Vibram
®
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Sole
A whole circle connects the life energy,
yet it is divided to show man and woman,
mother and father, the spirit world and
the physical world.
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Throughout the sky, flowing lines represent
energy flowing through all beings.
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Turtle swims towards the prairie grasses
that have always sustained life.
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Legends speak of Turtle Island, a land
created when a clump of soil on Turtle’s
shell grew into what we now call North
America. Markings on Turtle’s back
represent the moon cycles.
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Sole
About the Artist
Heather Steppler
Wolf Clan, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
Heather Steppler’s maternal ancestors were musically,
artistically and spiritually inclined and include traditional
birch bark biters and medicine women.
After obtaining a Fine Arts degree, Heather embraced
her heritage by learning beading, medicine picking, Aboriginal crafts and attending powwows with her
husband and two children.
Heather Steppler
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FROM OUR PAST
TALL CLASSIC VIBRAM™ MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
FIGURE: S83.93
Copper Inuit or Mackenzie Delta
Smoked moose hide, caribou hide,
beaver skin, sinew, wool, cotton
Circa 1960
Pair of caribou mukluks with beaver
fur trim. Smoked moose hide sole
with smoked moose hide vamp
seamed at centre front and centre
back. Smoked moose hide ties. Boot
shaft and vamp composed of caribou
leg skins. Beaver fur trim at top of shaft,
flesh side has been dyed with red crepe
paper. Left boot has been pieced at top
of back leg section and appears to be
caribou skin. Drawstring casing is
composed of red wool Stroud lined with
polychrome printed cotton. Handsewn
with sinew.
CHARCOAL CHOCOLATE* COPPER TAN* NAVY OLIVE BLACK* MADE IN CANADA
Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13 (*In select models only)
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE*
Vibram: 2010237
Vibram: 2010207
Vibram: 2010242
Vibram: 2010202
Vibram: 2010213
Vibram: 2010236
Vibram: 2010206
COPPER
TAN*
NAVY
CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE* COPPER TAN* OLIVE BLACK* BLACK*
MID CLASSIC VIBRAM™ MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: OLIVE
MADE IN CANADA
Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13 (*In select models only)
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE*
COPPER
TAN*
OLIVE
BLACK*
Vibram: 2010337 Vibram: 2010307 Vibram: 2010342 Vibram: 2010302 Vibram: 2010336 Vibram: 2010306 Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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FROM OUR PAST
CLASSIC MUKLUK WITH CREPE SOLE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
FIGURE: P85.299
Mukluks, Beaver, Rose Prairie Reserve
Smoked moose hide, haired caribou hide, sinew,
wool, synthetic materials
1970 –1980
Smoked moose hide boots with back
T-seam. Apron insert and shaft completely
of caribou hide with fur intact. Moose hide
drawstring casing threaded with synthetic
green drawstring with red tassel. Shaft
lined with orange textile. Handsewn.
CHARCOAL CHOCOLATE* COPPER TAN* OLIVE BLACK* Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13 (*In select models only)
Sheepskin Shearling
Tall: 38cm (15”), Mid 30.5cm (12”)
Crepe
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE*
Tall Crepe: 4010037
Tall Crepe: 4010007
Tall Crepe: 4010042
Tall Crepe: 4010002
Tall Crepe: 4010036
Tall Crepe: 4010006
COPPER
TAN*
OLIVE
BLACK
Mid Crepe: 4010137
Mid Crepe: 4010107
Mid Crepe: 4010142
Mid Crepe: 4010102
Mid Crepe: 4010136
Mid Crepe: 4010106 HALF MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
24.1cm (9.5”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
CHARCOAL
Vibram: 4017137 CHOCOLATE TAN TAN WITH TRIM
BLACK BLACK WITH TRIM
Vibram: 4017107 Vibram: 4017102 Vibram: 4017602
Vibram: 4017106
Vibram: 4017606 TAN
TAN WITH TRIM
BLACK
BLACK WITH TRIM
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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NEW 2012
FROM OUR PAST
TRACKER
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHARCOAL
FIGURE: P85.314
CHARCOAL CHOCOLATE TWO TONE
BLACK Mukluk, Tanana
Smoked moose hide, nylon, beaver fur, cloth
Circa 1984
Smoked moose hide boots. Soft
bottom unit slightly turned up all
around, welt stitched to two hide
strips with straight seam at back,
welted centre seam at front. Hide
tab with slit inserted on either
side of foot to anchor thong. Front
upper continuous with front of shaft.
Back shaft formed of two bands of
hide. Shaft seams welted. Beaver
fur trim with hide fringes, hide
drawstring casing, hide drawstring.
Lined with mint-green-coloured
fleece. Handsewn with dental floss
by Ada Gallen in Northway, Alaska.
NEW 2012
CHOCOLATE
TWO TONE
BLACK
Vibram: 4018637
Vibram: 4018607
Vibram: 4018621
Vibram: 4018606
VENTURE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
BLACK
Vibram: 4010437
Vibram: 4010407
Vibram: 4010406
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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FROM OUR PAST
TALL WRAP
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
FIGURE: S80.1264
Moccasins, possibly Naskapi
Smoked deerskin, horsehair, silk
Circa 1890
Deerskin two-piece moccasins,
without centre front seam and with
puckering around apron. Four rows
of silk-wrapped horsehair edging
the apron in red, white, red and then
blue. Deerskin cuffs wrapped with
narrow deerskin laces. Handsewn.
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
OLIVE
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
43.2cm (17”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
OLIVE
BLACK
Vibram: 4018237
Vibram: 4018207
Vibram: 4018236
Vibram: 4018206
SHORT WRAP
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
OLIVE
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
24.1cm (9.5”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
OLIVE
BLACK
Vibram: 4018337
Vibram: 4018307
Vibram: 4018336
Vibram: 4018306
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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NAPPA MUKLUK
FROM OUR PAST
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: WHITE
WHITE
STONE
TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
FIGURE: P85.300
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather, Rabbit Fur
STONE
Vibram: 4012004
Vibram: 4012037
Vibram: 4012002 Vibram: 4012011 Vibram: 4012006 TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
RUSSET
BLACK
Mukluks with duffle liners, Slavey
Smoked moose hide, Arctic coyote fur,
sinew, wool, cotton
Circa 1983
Smoked moose hide and felted wool
boots. Moose hide bottom unit with
back T-seam and hide-welted white
wool apron insert. Hide ties are drawn
through holes near top of bottom unit.
Front and back bands of shaft are
white wool, side bands red wool.
Broad white embroidered cuff at top
of shaft has scalloped red drawstring
closure. Band of Arctic coyote fur
trim two-thirds up shaft. Red wool
drawstring. Blue wool lining inside
boots. Apron and cuff are embroidered
in red, green and yellow floral
design. Machine sewn with thread and
handsewn with sinew. Made in
1983–84 in anticipation of the visit
by Pope John Paul II.
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
NEW 2012
NAPPA HALF MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: WHITE
WHITE
STONE
TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
24.1cm (9.5”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather, Rabbit Fur
STONE
Vibram: 4017304
Vibram: 4017337
Vibram: 4017302 Vibram: 4017311 Vibram: 4017306 TAN
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TANNING
GATHERER TALL
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather
STONE
Tanning is an intricate process that
requires time and patience.
Traditionally, our ancestors used
flat, palm-sized stones with beveled
edges as scrapers. They also used
bone, wood and trees in their work,
pulling the skins back and forth
around a smooth-bark tree until the
hide was ready for a four-day bath in
ash and water that would completely
remove hair from the hide.
After that, a time-tested mixture of
sunlight, brain-tanning and handsmoothing would dry and soften
the hide into a perfect piece of
leather fit for use as clothing, pouches
or blankets.
STONE
RUSSET
TAN BLACK RUSSET
Vibram: 4011237
Vibram: 4011211
Vibram: 4011202
Vibram: 4011206
TAN
BLACK
GATHERER MID
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: STONE
STONE
RUSSET
TAN BLACK Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather
COPPER
Vibram: 4011337
Vibram: 4011311
Vibram: 4011302
Vibram: 4011306
TAN
BLACK
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FROM OUR PAST
HUNTER TALL
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: COPPER
COPPER
TAN Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Cowhide Suede
TAN
Vibram: 4014242
Vibram: 4014202
FIGURE: S79.503
Mukluks, Dogrib
1930 – 1940
Smoked caribou hide, caribou hide with fur, textile
Lightly smoked caribou hide boots
with separate soft sole. Shafts and
vamps of caribou hide with fur. Fine
smoked caribou hide laces and ties,
the latter with bobbles of caribou hide
with attached caribou hide fringes
and tassels. Boot liner of wool felt.
Handsewn.
HUNTER MID
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: COPPER
COPPER
TAN BLACK*
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Women’s 5-11(Black only available for Ladies), Men’s 6-13
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Cowhide Suede
TAN
Vibram: 4014342
Vibram: 4014302
Vibram: 4014306
BLACK*
FROM OUR PAST
NEW 2012
ARROW
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede
CHARCOAL
FIGURE: P85.303
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
TAN
BLACK
CHOCOLATE
TAN
BLACK
Vibram: 4018537
Vibram: 4018507
Vibram: 4018502
Vibram: 4018506
Mukluks, Slavey
Smoked moose hide, smoked caribou hide,
porcupine quills, wool, cotton
1982 – 1983
Smoked moose hide boots. Bottom
unit has back T-seam and welted
apron insert. Smoked caribou hide
side bands on shaft and caribou
hide with fur on front and back of
shaft. Skin drawstring casing and
fringe at top. Shaft lined with flowered
green textile. Brown and blue wool
drawstring
with
tassel.
Apron
decorated with quillwork. Handsewn
by Mary Agnes Bonnetrouge and
Dora Minoza, Fort Providence,
Northwest Territories.
BUFFALO DANCER
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
COPPER
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
30.5cm (12”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede
COPPER
BLACK
Vibram: 4013537
Vibram: 4013542
Vibram: 4013506
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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PHOTO BY: Kiliii Fish - www.kiliii.net
Signature
COLLECTION
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
Louie Gong (Nooksack) was raised by his
grandparents in Ruskin B.C. and the Nooksack
tribal community. As a small child living in a
home with no running water, he would help his
Chinese grandpa collect buckets of drinking water
from a nearby spring and then help his Native
grandma (Nooksack, Squamish) make bannock on
their Coleman camp stove. Although these early
experiences lie in stark contrast with his astonishing
success, Louie would tell you that they guide his
decisions as an educator, nationally recognized
mixed race activist, and founder of Eighth Generation
– where he merges influences from his mixed
heritage and urban environment to design his
highly sought-after, hand-drawn custom shoes.
eighthgeneration.com
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
PHOTO BY: Kiliii Fish - www.kiliii.net
Louie Gong
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Signature
COLLECTION
By merging the traditional and
contemporary, you can have a strong
cultural identity while still exploring
popular culture and style.
- Louie Gong
Louie Gong
SIGNATURE COLLECTION
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NEW 2012
L.G. GATHERER
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: MADE IN CANADA
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Nappa Leather
EAGLE
The eagle is a cross-cultural symbol of
strength, leadership, and long-term vision. By portraying the eagle on a
women’s mukluck with a diving posture,
oversized claws, and open mouth, I offer symbolic acknowledgment of strong
women of all backgrounds. When
wearing this eagle design, each step
represents bold movement towards your
life goals and leading our families into
the next generation.
TAN
TAN
STONE
NEW 2012
The thunderbird, identifiable by its
curled horns, is immense and unstoppable; it hunts killer whales and blocks out
the sun with its extended wings. Thus the
thunderbird is a representation of our individual potential and spiritual strength.
Here, it faces backwards on the rear of
the moccasin, to also suggest that the
key to unlocking our future and power
Images and text courtesy
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lies in understanding
our past.
Vibram: 2011502
Vibram: 2011537
L.G. PADDLE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Height: Sole: Exterior: THUNDERBIRD
STONE
MADE IN CANADA
Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
10.2 cm (4”)
Turtle Vibram®
Nappa Leather
TAN
STONE
TAN2027602
STONE2027637
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Signature
COLLECTION
Métis
SIGNATURE COLLECTION
Mukluks and moccasins, as much
as any other artifact, hold the story
of how our ancestors lived, worked
and played.
- Sean McCormick
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MÉTIS
Mé-tis [mey-tee]
Canada’s First Peoples descended of
marriages to Europeans, mainly French.
The Métis are one of three officially
recognized Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
MÉTIS MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
TAN
BLACK
The Métis People wove floral art patterns
into the lives of most tribes on the Northern
Plains. These designs became a defining
cultural symbol for us. For this reason,
the Dakota Sioux and Cree called us the
“Flower Beadwork People.”
Métis women had always adorned tipis and
clothing with geometric beadwork, but the
patterns changed when Roman Catholic
missions along the St. Lawrence River
introduced the Métis to European folk art.
By the 1830s, vibrant floral designs were
found on most of our products.
Floral beadwork reached unrivaled levels
of artistry throughout the Red River region
during the mid-nineteenth century.
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
TAN
BLACK
Vibram: 4015237
Vibram: 4015207
Vibram: 4015202
Vibram: 4015206
MÉTIS MOCCASIN
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
Crepe
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
TAN
BLACK
CHARCOAL4025037
CHOCOLATE4025007
TAN4025002
BLACK4025006
With great pride we continue to create
mukluks and moccasins that reflect our
unique artistic heritage.
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Signature
COLLECTION
Luxury
Furs
SIGNATURE COLLECTION
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FROM OUR PAST
The Métis played a vital role in the success
of the western fur trade. Not only were the
Métis skilled buffalo hunters, but they were
also raised to appreciate both Native and
European cultures.
COYOTE
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: NATURAL BEAVER
4016506
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
43.2 cm (17”)
Tipi Vibram®
Coyote Fur, Suede
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: 4016007
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
43.2 cm (17”)
Tipi Vibram®
Beaver Fur, Suede
Their understanding of both societies helped
bridge cultural gaps, resulting in better trading relationships. Initially, the Hudson’s Bay
Company (the British fur trading company)
discouraged unions between their fur traders and Native woman, while The Northwest Company (the French fur trading company) supported such marriages. Despite
their reluctance to accept these cross-culture
marriages, there was not a lot that the
Hudson’s Bay Company could have done
to stop them.
Over time, the Métis became valuable
employees of both fur trade companies:
the North-West Company (NWC) and even
the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
RED FOX
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: SILVER FOX
4016342
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
43.2 cm (17”)
Tipi Vibram®
Red Fox Fur, Suede
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: 4016406
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
43.2 cm (17”)
Tipi Vibram®
Silver Fox Fur, Suede
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Signature
COLLECTION
Deerskin
SIGNATURE COLLECTION
DEERSKIN MUKLUK
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: 4041040
Women’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
38.1cm (15”)
Tipi Vibram®
Canadian Deerskin Leather, Rabbit Fur
DEERSKIN MOCCASIN
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: 38
4042040
Women’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13
Fleece
Canadian Deerskin Leather
Canadian Deerskin Leather, Rabbit Fur
INDOOR
DEERSKIN SLIPPERS
MADE IN CANADA
FROM OUR PAST
INDOOR
Sizing: Style: Sole: Product #: INDOOR
Ladies’s 5-10
Solid Design
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2024040
Sizing: Style: Sole: Product #: Ladies’s 5-10
Flower Design
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2024140
INDOOR
Sizing: Style: Sole: Product #: Ladies’s 5-10
Wheat Design
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2024240
FIGURE: S96.16
Caribou hide bag, Chipewyan
Caribou leg skins, nylon
Circa 1996
DEERSKIN PURSES
Bag for storing dried caribou
meat and/or pemmican made by
Mrs. Caroline Thorassie of Tadoule
Lake, Manitoba. Haired caribou leg
skin bag with dehaired caribou hide
band around top with drawstring
closure. Handsewn with nylon thread.
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
STYLE: DIMENSIONS: EXTERIOR: PRODUCT #: Purse with Fringe
18 cm wide x 26 cm tall Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040140RG
2
Small Change Purse
10 cm wide x 6.5 cm tall
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040440SM
3
Medium Change Purse
12 cm wide x 11 cm tall
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040440MD
4
Large Change Purse
15 cm wide x 10 cm tall
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040440LG
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STYLE: DIMENSIONS: EXTERIOR: PRODUCT #: Shoulder Bag
12 cm wide x 20 cm tall
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040240RG
6
Pouch
10 cm wide x 16 cm tall
Canadian Deerskin Leather
2040340RG
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Images and text courtesy of
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FROM OUR PAST
PADDLE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
COPPER
TAN
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
10.2cm (4”)
Turtle Vibram®
Suede
CHOCOLATE
COPPER
TAN
BLACK
Unlined: 4026337
Unlined: 4026307
Unlined: 4026342
Unlined: 4026302
Unlined: 4026306
FIGURE: P80.1278
Moccasin, Plains Ojibwa
Deerskin, glass and steel beads
Circa 1890
Smoked deerskin moccasins with
vamp entirely beaded in opaque
glass and faceted steel beads.
Large floral motif on white
background. Extended tongue.
Upper part of counter consists of
two pieces. Skin laces at ankle
pass through quarter and tongue.
T-seam at centre back.
PADDLE GRAIN
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: STONE
STONE
TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
10.2cm (4”)
Turtle Vibram®
Nappa Leather
TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
Unlined: 4026437
Unlined: 4026402
Unlined: 4026411
Unlined: 4026406
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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FROM OUR PAST
HARVESTER SUEDE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
FIGURE: P92.65
Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
14cm (5.5”)
Turtle Vibram®
Suede
CHOCOLATE
COPPER
TAN
BLACK
CHARCOAL4026737
CHOCOLATE4026707
COPPER4026742
TAN4026702
BLACK4026706
Moccasin, Dogrib
Caribou hide or moose hide, deerskin or
caribou hide, glass, textile thread, cotton,
wool, sinew
1960 – 1965
Smoked moose or caribou hide
moccasins with deerskin or caribou
hide wraparound cuffs. Collars and
vamp aprons fully beaded with
pink, red, two shades of green,
clear, mauve and yellow beads in
floral design and foliate on white
ground with dark blue and white
edge beading. Handsewn with
sinew and thread by Margaret
Football in Fort Rae, Northwest
Territories.
HARVESTER GRAIN
Sizing: Foot Lining: Shaft Height: Sole: Exterior: Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
14cm (5.5”)
Turtle Vibram®
Nappa Leather
STONE
TAN
RUSSET
BLACK
STONE4026837
TAN4026802
RUSSET4026811
BLACK4026806
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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CANOE GRAIN
FROM OUR PAST
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: TAN
TAN
RUSSET
Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
Turtle Vibram®
Nappa Leather
RUSSET
Unlined: 4027502
Unlined: 4027511
FIGURE: P92.41
Moccasin, Woodland Cree
Deerskin, moose hide, glass, textile, thread
1875 – 1900
Smoked moose hide bottom
units with deerskin cuffs. “Rabbit
nose” front T-seam. Apron tightly
beaded with four–petal flower in
blue with gold centre, six–petal
flower in plum/brown with
turquoise centre and bud motif
design in garnet, green and pink,
all on white ground with green
beaded surround and edged with
twisted garnet and ecru silk braid.
Handsewn.
NEW 2012
CANOE SUEDE
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
COPPER
BLACK
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Ladies’s 5-11
Unlined
Turtle Vibram®
Suede
CHOCOLATE
Unlined: 4027437
Unlined: 4027407
Unlined: 4027442
Unlined: 4027406
COPPER
BLACK
JOURNEY
FROM OUR PAST
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL
CHARCOAL
CHOCOLATE
COPPER BLACK
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin Shearling
Vibram®
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE
COPPER
BLACK
Vibram: 4020237
Vibram: 4020207
Vibram: 4020242
Vibram: 4020206
FIGURE: P87.195
Moccasin, Ojibwa
Smoked deerskin, wool, cotton, silk,
glass beads, sinew
Circa 1870
Smoked
deerskin
moccasins
decorated in three shades of blue,
two shades of yellow, red, gold,
white, green and pink beads. Apron
of green khaki wool with floral motifs
worked in beads. Strip from apron
to toe decorated in red silk appliqué
and trimmed in beaded linear
patterns. Collar of khaki wool
decorated in floral patterns of beads,
tongue lined in printed floral cotton.
Handsewn with sinew.
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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TRAVELLER
FROM OUR PAST
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL*
INDOOR
FIGURE: P01.71
Moccasin, Gwich’in
Deerskin, beads, sinew, thread, horsehair, silk
Early 20th century
Heavily
beaded,
sinew-sewn
deerskin moccasins with wrapped
cuff and black velvet apron. Upper
has centre seam and T-seam at the
back. Apron of black velvet edged
in silk thread wrapped around
horsehair. Both the apron and
the upper are beaded with floral
designs. Wrapped cuff has pinked
edges and thong is laced through
the moccasin upper and then wound
around the cuff. Traces remain of
the original Stroud cuff in the seam
between the moccasin and the cuff.
Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13*
Sheepskin Shearling
Crepe
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE*
COPPER*
TAN*
NAVV
OLIVE
BLACK*
CHARCOAL4020137
CHOCOLATE4020107
COPPER4020142
TAN4020102
NAVY 4020113
OLIVE4020136
BLACK4020106
TIPI
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: CHARCOAL*
INDOOR
Ladies’s 5-11, Men’s 6-13*
Fleece
Suede
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHOCOLATE*
COPPER*
TAN*
NAVY
OLIVE
BLACK*
CHARCOAL4020037
CHOCOLATE4020007
COPPER4020042
TAN4020002
NAVY 4020013
OLIVE4020036
BLACK4020006
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Our
Sheepskin
Sheepskin soothes the skin and caresses the
foot, keeping you warm in winter and cool in
summer. These unique insulating qualities of
sheepskin have been known for generations.
It is why, today, we put sheepskin in the sole
of every Manitobah Mukluk.
Pure comfort, naturally.
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RED RIVER
FROM OUR PAST
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: 4022002
Ladies’s 5-11, Mens 6-13
Sheepskin
Suede
Reverse Sheepskin, Rabbit Fur
INDOOR
FIGURE: P85.286
Moccasin, Slavey
Moose hide, rabbit fur, moose hair, nylon
Circa 1983
Unsmoked, moose hide two-piece
moccasins with white wool apron
and back T-seam. Hide welt
around apron. Rabbit fur collar.
Decorated with moose hair tufted
floral design in red, green and yellow
on apron, with green dyed quill stems.
Handsewn with dental floss.
ASSINIBOINE
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: 4022104
Ladies’s 5-11
Sheepskin
Suede
Reverse Sheepskin, Rabbit Fur
INDOOR
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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THE PERFECT FIT
SCOUT
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: Our footwear is authentic. On our
leather-sole shoes, we do not use
a shoe last to heat or steam the
material around a standard shoe form.
Instead, our rolled toe piece forms
naturally to the shape of each wearer’s
foot, providing an age-old comfort
you can call your own.
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
INDOOR
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: 4025050
Ladies’s 5-11, Mens 6-13
Unlined
Leather
Reversed Grain Leather
CLASSIC
POWWOW
INDOOR
4023230
Ladies’s 5-11, Mens 6-13
Unlined
Suede
Reversed Grain Leather
INDOOR
4023030
Ladies’s 5-11, Mens 6-13
Unlined
Leather
Nappa Leather
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MINI MUKLUK
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: FROM OUR PAST
PINK
INDOOR
Infant, Children, Youth
Fleece
Crepe
Suede, Rabbit Fur
TAN
TAN
PINK
INFANT
CHILDREN
YOUTH
4010002INF4010002C 4010002Y
4010019INF4010019C 4010019Y
FIGURE: P85.293
Children’s boots, Beaver
Smoked moose hide, beaver fur,
wool, glass, nylon thread
Early 1970s
Smoked moose hide boots for young
child in two-piece construction with
apron insert. Apron completely covered
with polychrome beads. Attached hide
ties inserted between forepart edges
of bottom unit and welt. Back T-seam.
Handsewn with dental floss. Beaver
fur shaft with purple felt cuff with
drawstring casing at topline, threaded
with white wool drawstring ending
in tassel. Made by Ruth Klemola,
Fontas River.
MINI MOCCASIN
Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: INDOOR
PINK
TAN
PINK
Infant, Children, Youth
Fleece
Suede
Suede, Rabbit Fur
TAN
INFANT
CHILDREN
YOUTH
4020002INF4020002C 4020002Y
4020019INF4020019C 4020019Y
INFANT SCOUT
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
INDOOR
Product #: Sizing: Foot Lining: Sole: Exterior: 4024640
Infant Small, Infant Medium, Infant Large
Unlined
Canadian Deerskin Leather
Canadian Deerskin Leather
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FROM OUR PAST
BLACK
FIGURE: P87.74
CHARCOAL
TAN
GAUNTLET
MITT
Sizing: Lining: Exterior: Sizing: Lining: Exterior: XS, S, M, L, XL
Fleece
Suede, Rabbit Fur
TAN4031202
BLACK4031206
Mittens, Gwich’in
Unsmoked caribou hide,
porcupine quills, elaegnus seeds, sinew,
aniline and natural dyes
1890 – 1900
TAN
BLACK
MADE IN CANADA
S, M, L
Fleece
Suede, Rabbit Fur
CHARCOAL2030037
TAN2030002
BLACK2030006
Pair of mittens attached to each other by
way of long hide thong, all decorated
with porcupine quill work in purple,
turquoise, orange and fuchsia. Fringe
inserted at seams and cuff.
Alexander MacKenzie observed in
1789, “Their [Gwich’in] shirts are...
tapering to apoint...embellished with
a short fringe...The sleeves are wide
& short, but their mittens supply this
deficiency, as they...come over...the
sleeve...they wear them continually
hanging by a cord over their necks.”
FRINGE GAUNTLET
Product #: Sizing: Lining: Exterior: 4031002
XS, S, M, L, XL
Fleece
Suede
Images and text courtesy of
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
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Birchbark Art
Birchbark art dates back to our earliest times. Add authenticity
and charm to your Manitobah display with the handmade
birchbark art of Aboriginal artist Margaret Gordon.
My mother taught me the skills I use.
I proudly continue to make traditional
crafts in her memory today.
- Margaret Gordon
About the Artist
Margaret Gordon
Ojibwe, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Margaret Gordon has been creating
traditional crafts for much of her life.
She specializes in beadwork, birchbark and quill
work and dedicates her work to the memory of
her dear departed mother, Nora Maiangowi,
who passed on these traditional skills to her.
Margaret Gordon
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POSTER
Item: Dimensions: Item: Dimensions: 2010001POSTER
15” x 22.5”
POINT OF SALE SYSTEM
SELF–STANDING METAL SIGN
Item: Dimensions: Item: Dimensions: 2010001RACK1
24” x 64” x 24”
STAMPED WOOD BLOCK
MADE IN CANADA
2010001METAL
5” x 3” x 1.5”
MADE IN CANADA
2010001WOOD
5.5” x 7” x 3”
BIRCHBARK TIPI & CANOE
Item: Dimensions: MADE IN CANADA
MADE IN CANADA
2010001TIPI
5” x 6.5” x 4”
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Find us online
facebook.com/manitobahmukluks
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manitobah.ca
twitter.com/manitobah
In the media
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Product Care
US/CAD SIZES
Women’s
CM
5 35
22.8 cm
6 36
23.5 cm
7
5 37
24.1 cm
8
6 38
24.8 cm
9
7 39
25.4 cm
10
8 40
26.0 cm
To Clean: Leather can be cleaned using a gentle soap
and soft brush.
11
9 41
26.7 cm
12
10 42
27.3 cm
To Dry: Once wet, allow your footwear to dry naturally.
11 43
28.0 cm
12 44
28.7 cm
13 45
29.3 cm
Caring for your Manitobah footwear
Protection: Use a silicon–based leather/suede protector.
Do not spray fur, as it contains natural protective oils.
ADULT
Wear: Never pull fur when putting on or removing boot.
Cross laces over before tightening to avoid tearing
leather eyeholes.
OUR SIZE
Custom fit your crepe sole
Crepe is a natural material that forms to the shape
of your foot. Over time, a crepe sole will feel like a
part of you. To encourage the rubber to form faster,
follow these steps.
INFANT
& TODDLER
CHILD
1. Heat soles with a blow-dryer until soft
and flexible (approx. 10 minutes).
2. Wear your mukluks as the crepe sole cools.
SIZE US
SIZE EU
CM
AGE RANGE
YOUTH
(Approx.)
S
1/2
17/18
8.5 cm
0–9 months
M
3/4
19/20
10.5 cm
9–12 months
L
5/6
21/22
12.5 cm
12–18 months
S
7/8
23/24
14.5 cm
18–24 months
M
9/10
25/26
15.8 cm
2–3 years
L
11/12
27/29
17.9 cm
3–4 years
1
13/1
30/33
20.0 cm
4–5 years
2
2
34
22.1 cm
5–6 years
3
3
35
22.8 cm
6–8 years
MITTS &
GAUNTLETS
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US/CAD SIZES
SIZE EU
Men’s
OUR SIZES
XS
S
M
L
XL
It’s important to have dreams,
it’s also important to live out
your dreams!
- Nive Nielsen
Nive Nielsen
Nive Nielsen has worn her Manitobah’s travelling
across continents with her little red ukulele.
We make our products with pride in the heart
of the prairies and we believe that when you try
on a pair of our mukluks you will become as
passionate as Nive.
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Community
As our business grows, so too does our support for our community.
For years we have worked with the Centre for Aboriginal Human
Resource Development (CAHRD), an Aboriginal non-profit
organization that touches on all aspects of Aboriginal community life.
Each year we partner with CAHRD to provide an education
bursary that allows Aboriginal students to attend college or university.
Together with CAHRD, our hope is to bring self-determination to
all Aboriginal people through improved literacy skills and training
for new career paths, including working with us.
To learn more about how CAHRD supports Canada’s
Aboriginal community, please visit: www.cahrd.org
Centre for Aboriginal
Human Resources
Development
About the
Co-Founder
Heather McCormick
Métis, Co-Founder of Manitobah Mukluks
A proud Metis woman and co founder of
Manitobah Mukluks Heather is dedicated to
the continued growth of her community.
Heather is the Director of Education for (CAHRD) she
helps to provide holistic educational and training programming to Aboriginal adults seeking post secondary
education, training or re-entry in to the work force.
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Heather McCormick
Partnering with CAHRD allows us
to hire skilled Aboriginal employees
as our company grows.
- Heather McCormick
Authenticity
Every Manitobah product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that outlines
the role of Aboriginal-owned companies within Canada’s economic landscape.
It is a reminder to every Manitobah customer that they have helped to
support a certified Aboriginal-owned business.
What does it mean
to be Aboriginal-owned?
• Supporting Aboriginal communities
• Sharing success with others
• Keeping traditions alive
Our designation as a CAMSC
Certified Supplier verifies
Manitobah Mukluks as an
Aboriginal-owned member
company operating in Canada.
• Celebrating Aboriginal values
and history
About the
Co-Founder
Sean McCormick
Métis, Co-Founder of Manitobah Mukluks
Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE)
Fund’s mission is to further a culture of economic independence,
ownership, entrepreneurship and enterprise management among
Aboriginal peoples through the creation and growth of successful
businesses. In 2010, Manitobah Mukluks became one of the
CAPE Fund’s primary investments.
For more information, visit: capefund.ca
At the age of 23 years old, Sean
graduated from the Centre for Aboriginal Human
Resource Development (CAHRD) from the young
entrepreneurs business program. Co-­founded with his
sister Heather McCormick, Sean founded Manitobah
Mukluks as a way to pay homage to the Aboriginal
people and to ensure the sustainability of Aboriginal
culture and traditions.
Sean McCormick
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HEADQUARTERS AND MANUFACTURING
932 Erin Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2W5 Canada
Phone: 1.204.783.2557
GLOBAL BRAND AND SALES OFFICE
996, chemin d’Aylmer, Gatineau, Québec J9H 5V1 Canada
Phone: 1.819.486.1006
Fax: 1.819.684.5331
Toll-free: 1.877.945.5551
Email: [email protected]
www.manitobah.ca
ROLLAND ENVIRO 100® PAPER
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT STATEMENT
of using 100% post–consumer waste fibre vs. virgin fibre
Manitobah Mukluks saved the following resources by using 100%
post–consumer recycled fibre, processed chlorine–free and designated
Ancient Forest Friendly™.
TREES
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WATER
143,351 litres
AIR EMISSIONS
2976 kg
SOLID WASTE
2444 kg

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