Currently based in Riceton, Saskatchewan, Kakwa is a Metis business that was founded in Calgary in 1993. Kakwa's partners are Kathleen and Jeff Coleclough, who are both of Ojibwa descent. Kakwa has established an excellent reputation for quality and authenticity with all of our products.
With over 100 museums, historic sites, and educational programs using our products, Kakwa's Aboriginal Resource Kit has received provincial approval for classroom use in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, to date.
Our clients include: Parks Canada; SERM; Department of Anthropology - U. of T.; Treaty 4 Education; O'Chiese Education Authority; Prairie Valley S.D.; Prairie South S.D.; Calgary Board of Education; Dufferin-Peel Catholic District S.D.; U. of A. - Museums, Department of Anthropology, Research/Graduate Studies; Regina Board of Education; and Regina Catholic Schools - among many more. Please visit our Museums page for a listing of some of the museums we have worked for.
In addition to providing artifact replicas, Kakwa's presentations on traditional skills such as hide-tanning, stone-toolmaking, and earth pigments have been featured in museums, historic parks, and schools across Canada.
Since its inception, Kakwa has participated in many shows and exhibits pertaining to Native arts and heritage. Kakwa's artwork and jewelry is displayed in private collections around the world.
Kakwa has also provided props, set decoration, costuming, and technical consulting for over 25 movie and television productions to date. Please visit our Film & TV page for a listing of the productions we have worked on.