Marlana Thompson is a Mohawk from the Wolf Clan. She was born and raised in Akwesasne and now lives in Squamish, BC with her husband and children. She has been sewing, beading and creating pieces of art since she was seven years old, mainly for herself for ceremonies and powwows and now does it full time under her label Okwa:ho Creations.
Marlana incorporates all the life elements in her works of art, combining traditional touches with the styles of today. Many of Marlana’s works have been showcased in fashion shows during the Toronto Sky Dome Powwow, in the Museum in Bonne Germany, a museum in NY, and the Akwesasne International Powwow also well as local fashion and art shows. Marlana sets up at powwows and art shows in both the US and Canada. One of her specialties is working with her clients and coming up with designs to reflect that person individuality and spirit with the use of various mediums.