Art for Life’s Sake: Reflecting Upon Indigenous Services’ Stained-Glass Art Making Workshop

On Thursday, November 29, I attended a Stained-Glass Art Making Workshop at the Visual Arts Centre as part of the Indigenous Services’ Indigenous Awareness Week. This workshop involved Indigenous teachers guiding participants through the process of making a small red dress out of stained-glass in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)….

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Picking up the Threads: A Reflection on Sam Thomas’ Lecture on Indigenous Beadwork

Growing up in Northern Ontario, where I observed Indigenous culture largely through multicultural festivals and expositions in which Indigenous beadwork was prominently featured, I imagined myself to be aware of the cultural significance of beadwork. However, I never could have comprehended how each choice made about the forms, colours, and even the number of beads…

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Beadwork Reflection – Three Poems

an other education   you cannot call this lecture, my pens stay capped, my pages blank, my books are closed but there is learning here the beads tumble along strings, my fingers stumble, pricked by needle tip, unfamiliar patterns, as we follow shadowed footsteps and there is learning here my skin feels the slide of…

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