Cultural Background: Odawa/Pottawan
James Jacko is an Odawa/Pottawan senior artist of the Three Fires Conferacy from the Wiikwemikoong Unceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island. He is a self taught artist and his artistic accomplishments go back as far as 1972. His greatest influences come from his family, most of whom are very detailed in their own style either through arts and crafts, trades, and work ethics, along with strong cultural surroundings and beauty of his home community. James' artwork has been shown in numerous group art shows and exhibits in North America and has found its way in man private and corporate collections around the globe. James continues with his artwork in a private setting in his community where his strongest influences are.