Artist Demonstration 

and Ojibwe Finger Weaving Workshop 


Dennis White 

Dennis White

Talk and Demonstration: 12noon-1pm

 Free and open to the public!

Ojibwe Finger Weaving Workshop: 1pm-4pm

For participants only

Dennis White will provide an instructional workshop on the traditional art form of Ojibwe finger weaving. Instructional spots are limited. Please contact All My Relations Gallery to reserve a spot. Seats will be given on a first come first serve basis.

As workshop spots are limited, for the sake of cultural continuity, Native preference will be exercised.  If additional seats are still available, we will open  any remaining spots to the greater public.

Thank you for your understanding on this very important

cultural continuity effort!

Reservation requests for application form can be made by email:

Email Subject line should read ”Finger Weaving Workshop registration inquiry”

OR click below for registration form↓

 Ojib.finger.weaving.Registration Form


Dennis White‘s parents were born in the 1900s on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. After World War II, they moved with their seven children to Wayekwaa-gichigami, the end of the Great Water. White was raised on his reservation in Wisconsin till he pursued his degree in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Superior.

White is dedicated to his culture’s preservation by learning Ojibwe language and the nearly lost Ojibwe art of finger weaving. In 2009, he ventured to the Smithsonian’ s National Museum of the American Indian as one of three Indigenous Artists. From this experience he furthered his design research of finger woven sashes.

 Over the last twenty years, he has been an adjunct instructor at our Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, teaching calculus and Ojibwe Language. Recently he has started to teach finger weaving within his community. He strives to preserve and deepen this art form to encourage future generations, with the preservation of this wonderful portion of Ojibwe culture.



Sisitonwan Dakota, Table Cloth (detail), 1900-1910, National Museum of the American Indian, 120814

Sisitonwan Dakota, Table Cloth (detail), 1900-1910, National Museum of the American Indian, 120814

With the largest collection of Native American items in the world, the National Museum of the American Indian works directly with Native communities on its exhibitions, programs, and educational materials. It also utilizes a number of resources when researching objects in its collection.

Joe D. Horse Capture, Associate Curator of the Collections Research and Documentation department at the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution, will give a two hour presentation at the All My Relations Gallery that will feature the highlights of the Anishinaabe and Dakota collections at NMAI.

Through this presentation, Horse Capture welcomes input from the Minneapolis Native American community on the works presented in hopes to further their understanding and importance.

Please join us to welcome NMAI curator, Joe Horse Capture, view images of the amazing Dakota and Ojibwe works in the NMAI collection, and participate in dialogue around the works.

Thursday Sept. 18th, 2014  6:00-8:00pm 

Free and open to the public

Light refreshments will be provided

All My Relations Gallery 
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 235-4970


All My Relations Gallery

cordially invites you to attend the opening exhibition for

On Fertile Ground, Native Artist in the Upper Midwest

August 15th-November 15th, 2014

Chemically Wasted Warhorse


Please join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region! This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2014 Artist include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.

 Exhibition Events

Opening Reception, Friday, August 15th 5-8pm Artist Talk at 6:30pm

Meet and hear local artists speak about their work.


Gallery talk with James Star Comes Out, Friday, October 17th  6-7:30pm

Learn about Lakota artwork with a special focus on horse regalia.


Gallery talk & demonstration with Dennis White

Learn about the rare form of Ojibwe finger weaving.

October 25th, 2014, 12pm-1pm Public Demo 1pm-4pm Private Workshop