In 2008, the Canadian government deemed her a "Person of National Historic Significance" for the quality of her art Her son was Francois-Xavier Picard Tahourenche. Together they would have several children, but the only one to grow past infancy was Francois-Xavier Picard Tahourenche.
She supported the family through her artisan needlework, mainly creating snowshoes and moccasins embroidered with porcupine quills and moosehair.
These works would become renowned in Quebec and Britain. Her great success developed the local economy around moccasins and snowshoe production.
By 1879, sixty of the seventy-six families in Lorette were employed in needlework, producing over 30,000 moccasins annually. The Wendake community became established for their numerous handcrafted products while preserving their traditional techniques and knowledge.
On April 25, 2008, the Canadian Museum of Civilization acquired several possessions of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, among them were his snowshoes, two pairs of beaded moccasins and two birchbark trays attributed to Lawinonkié.
Her former home has been preserved and converted into an interpretive and cultural centre. In 2008, the Canadian government deemed Lawinokié a person of National Historic Significance for " to light the quality of the work and creativity of the artisans of Lorette and today is among the rare known artisans associated with this quality production."
"The woman skilled at needlework.. knew how to earn a livelihood through her ingenuity. Paul, the hunter, the guide or the warrior, could leave without fear.
All was well at home.".