Mike Ormsby is an Anishinaabe artist, craftsperson, writer, storyteller, educator, and canoe builder (birch bark and wood canvas canoes). He signs his work as W’ dae b’ wae, the Anishinaabe name given to him by the late Elder Art Solomon. The meaning of w’ dae b’ wae is “he or she is telling the truth, is right, is correct, is accurate.” Mike hopes his artwork speaks to that same truth. Through his art, Mike tries to share Anishinaabe culture, teachings and traditions. Mike’s family is from Curve Lake First Nation.