Pat Bruderer- Halfmoon Woman represents the preservation of one of the rarest and most threatened indigenous art forms in the America's. The art form is called Birch Bark Bitings and Pat is one of the few current practitioners of this ancient art form. She was born and raised in Churchill,Manitoba ,Canada and is of Cree ancestry. She is the mother of 5 children, and currently resides in Nakusp, BC.
Halfmoon has been an active community member, doing workshops in schools, volunteering,and creating programs to assist First Nations communities in Canada. Halfmoon Woman is self taught in the art of Birch Bark Biting, and was inspired by the work of Angelique Merasty of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Halfmoon feels a great responsibility as a carrier of the valuable art form , and strives for it's preservation, and for the teachings that is holds.