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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