Naomi Smith is the 2018 Folk Artist-in-Residence for Schneider Haus National Historic Site. Naomi created an exhibit for Schneider Haus National Historic Site called Baggage - Carrying On Between Two Worlds.

Naomi is a Native Artisan and Educator from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. Her First Nations heritage inspired a life-long interest in Native American beadwork, adornment and textiles. She is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern area, from a historical and contemporary perspective, often through the story of beads.

For 20 years Naomi has designed and created traditional Native Beadwork, Leather craft, Moose Hair Embroidery, Quill work, Sweetgrass or birch bark basket making and adornment, always valuing these Sacred materials throughout her creative process. The 2018 Artist-in-Residence exhibit supported by the Friends of Schneider Haus.