Clara Louise Jackson
Shigog was an avid traveler, beadwork artist as well as regalia maker. She enjoyed creating things for people to wear, oftentimes she would give her creation to our youth to encourage them to keep dancing. She traveled across the United States and Canada to dance in her jingle dress with her sisters and niece. They were often known as the Jackson sisters, they had a van at one time that said Jingle Express. Everything she did was out of love for her friends and family.
She attended IAIA in Sante Fe NM, where she learned how to hone her skills as an artist. She also graduated from the Leech Lake Tribal College with her AA in early childhood education. From there she received a job offer at the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School, a dream job. She was able to teach our Ojibwe ways of life, she taught many about our history and many traditions. She helped orchestrate the dance troupe there, where they raised funds for trips. One was to Yakima WA, Alaska and Germany. She also took a job for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe at their first Ojibwe Language Immersion camp. She had again taught many people everything that she knew about our ways of life, from how to hand tan hides, processing our manoomin from start to finish and sugar camp. There were so many things she accomplished, but her most memorable and cherished was being a loving daughter, sister, mama, aunty and grandma.
She will be joining her great grandparents, grandparents, her parents Murphy and Susan Jackson, her brothers Peter, Glen Sr, Steven. Her sister Ramona, adopted sister Bonnie Sam-White and other siblings as well as her nephews Fred and Glen Jr. special grandson Aedan. Her special friend Marlon Lucas and former husband Richard Rice.
She is survived by her adopted mother Elfreda, her sisters, Sarah, Bev, Norma, Selma, Helen and her remaining Brother Gimiwon. Her daughters Coleen and Tarah, sons Todd, Frankie, Andrew and Korwin. Adopted Sisters Theresa Henry, Eva White, Christine Flocken and many others. Adopted brother Joe Lafferty and many others. Grandchildren Gabriel, Jacob, Hana, Naesh, Trey, Murphy, Luna, Honey, Aubrie and Siyv and many others. In addition she had many we’ehs She also adored her chicken babies, grandchickens, great grandchickens, great-great grand chickens, and great-great-great grand chickens.