Jill Setah Weatherbee

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I am a proud Yunesit'in/Okanagan Woman. Mother of four children, A proud wife to Randy Weatherbee. We are very traditional from who practices hunting, fishing, gathering, and traveling to pow-wows and ceremonies year round. Jill Setah Weatherbee is Miss Chief of First Nations Fashion; an Indigenous owned and operated Fashion Company out of her home in Westbank, BC Canada. Jill Setah Weatherbee has called herself “one of the best Indigenous Designers of Canada,” and anyone would refer to her as “a fabric whisperer of the fashion industry.” My love for fashion began when my children started dancing in our Pow-wow circle at a young age. I knew that I want to keep them in the pow-wow circle as it taught our Seven Scared teachings which are, Love. Love is the gift from the Eagle. ...Respect. Respect is the gift from the Buffalo. ... Courage, The Bear carries courage. ... Honesty, Honesty is carried by the Sabe (Sasquatch). ... Wisdom, The Beaver carries wisdom. ... Humility, The Wolf carries humility. ...Truth. The Turtle carries truth. I at this time in my life had no knowledge of fabric or even what to do. Self-taught at first my first regalia I made was hand sewn. The first sewing machine I ever borrowed was off my mom and my husband had to show me how to use it!

  • Area(s) of Interest: Wardrobe
  • Current Profession: Indigenous Designer
  • Company/Employer: First Nations Fashion
  • Work References or Credits: I have showcased my collection in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Paris as well as other small shoes around BC, AB, SK.