Welcome to Bashkwegin Manitoba
To honour the animal.
To practice the art.
To promote and honour traditional knowledge.
At Bashkwegin, formerly Manitoba Buckskin, we apply traditional techniques, to create beautiful handmade leather and rawhide products!
We use the gifts of Mother Earth in everything we create.
From moose-hide hand-drums to full buffalo robes, we honour the animals and the traditional Indigenous knowledge that helped create our treasures.
We truly are rejuvenating a lost art!
Bashkwegin Manitoba Inc. is a 100% First Nations owned company, acquired by the Southern Chiefs’ Economic Development Corp. in January of 2020.
Bashkwegin, which means “leather” or “hide” in the Anishinaabe language, creates an opportunity to preserve a traditional First Nation skill passed on from generation to generation and convert it into an opportunity to start businesses within First Nation communities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public health and safety, all workshops at Bashkwegin are suspended until further notice!
Any programs or workshops must take place at an approved alternate location with proper pandemic protocols put in place.
Masks must be worn in order to enter the Bashkwegin main store area. We encourage safe shopping by checking out OUR ONLINE STORE!