Susan Shatreau-Janisky is a Metis of Algonquin, Mohawk and French Canadian ancestry. She is a registered member of the Aboriginal Metis Community of Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. She was born in northern upstate New York and presently resides in northern Arizona with her husband Michael Janisky.
Susan is an award-winning artist who was taught her traditional native craft when she was young. Susan has worked in silversmithing, wire art, leather and beadwork. She uses the traditional designs that were passed down through her relations as well as her own designs.