The Silver Moccasin is a 100% Indigenous-owned and operated family business. We are a Pre-qualified supplier with a PSAB certificate, which means that we meet all government eligibility criteria to be recognized as an Indigenous-owned and controlled business in Canada.
In 2007, we opened our doors in Cobalt Ontario. ‘The Silver Moccasin’ name reflects the town of Cobalt’s historic silver mining camp theme and is also located on Silver Street (now our warehouse). The Moccasin represents the native culture and our specialty product. Our products include authentic Canadian-made native arts and crafts, novelty gifts and souvenirs. Our specialty is moccasins made in Canada by Indigenous-owned companies as well as locally made moccasins. Great care is taken to ensure all products meet our standards of quality that in turn allows you the customer, complete satisfaction with your purchases.
✨ATTENTION LOCAL SHOPPERS✨
If you are in the P0J area code you have the option of picking up your order, next door at Laura’s Art Shoppe in Cobalt.
About Constance Boyd (Owner)
Connie is of Ojibway, French and Irish descent. While growing up in northern Ontario she was greatly influenced by her native roots. Connie has been involved for over 30 years with Indigenous community programs and First-Nations women’s issues. She has had a keen interest in the arts from an early age and likes to paint on various mediums such as canvas, birch bark and leather. Connie is also a singer, musician and current owner of The Silver Moccasin.
About Grace Swain
Sisters Victoria & Grace will soon be the new owners of The Silver Moccasin as the business is passed down in the family. Niece to Connie, Grace Swain is a 21-year-old student in her fourth year at Western University. Grace also enjoys teaching women in the spiritual, holistic, and wellness industry how to manifest 5k months through a culturally ethical approach. Grace is a creative individual who loves writing, art, and cannot wait for you to join her on a spiritual and holistic wellness journey.
About Victoria Swain
Victori is a 26-year-old Ojibway and Potawatomi educator, artist and Indigenous advocate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2018) in Criticism and Curatorial Practices at OCAD University, Toronto. Victoria Swain recently graduated from Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Education (2020) in Visual Arts and Language Arts. She enjoys drawing, painting, and print-making and her artwork have been featured in various exhibitions, such as the Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge (now Indigenous Arts & Stories). In this art challenge, she won first place in the visual art for the youth category (2012). Victoria is also an active member of the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples. Look forward to future Indigenous designs and artwork from Victoria in store soon!
“Celebrating Canada’s First Nations History and Culture!”
To provide a shopping experience that will inform, inspire and satisfy the desire to purchase products that are meaningful as gifts or collectables while promoting Indigenous culture and supporting Indigenous artisans.
The Silver Moccasin opened its doors in August of 2007 and shortly thereafter launched the first online store, which has been growing and gathering a solid online customer base ever since. The physical store was closed as of January 30th, 2019.
We are very happy to be doing what we do for a living! Making crafts and creating artwork is a favourite pastime of ours. Some of the products we produce ourselves and include original paintings on canvas, art cards, leather bags, jewelry, friendship and talking feathers, smudge kits and craft kits. Other products are purchased directly from Indigenous artisans in our local community and other First Nations communities in Canada.
We hope you enjoy your visit and please do come back so you don’t miss out on new products and updates on news and events!