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The name Makatew was the last name of my 4th great-grandfather on my maternal side so I only found it fitting to use his last name for my business in his honour.  The name Makatew translate to “black” in Anishinaabe.  

My ancestors were long time Hudson Bay Company employees dating back to as far as the early 1800’s and working on Lake Abitibi in Northern Eastern Ontario.  I grew up learning about my ancestry but was never exposed to the culture. 

My second cousin is a Medicine Woman and her son is the current Chief of Wahgoshig First Nation located in near Matheson Ontario.