June 21stis known as National Indigenous People’s Day in Canada. It’s a time for the indigenous people to acknowledge the many achievements, share knowledge of the language, culture and traditions, and to celebrate our resilience.
Life is happening. It’s been crazy but so great. I’ve been shuffling around many hats and I’ve been trying to do it all. I haven’t been up on the Tea and Bannock blog for weeks because I simply couldn’t keep up. I needed to take a break or learn to let go of some of… Continue reading bead more. worry less.
Learning the language empowers us to connect to our culture and elders in ways that are deeply meaningful, but it is also vital for the well being of our communities as whole.
As a child, I remember spending most of nights with my friends and family at the old wooden arbour located in the centre of town. We would run around, playing hide and seek or sit and watch the talent show or participate in the drum dance.
I believe it’s important to make sure we encourage each other as women whether we are entrepreneurs, mothers, aspiring models, designers, or acquaintances.
Traditionally, men played the hand games as a way of survival. Often times the Dene men would be out hunting for long periods of time and would play hand games while they were out on the land.
It wasn’t until I was camping in Jean Marie River that it hit me, why not share the beauty of this community? The land, water and sky.
I had the privilege and honor of collaborating with Angela on several photo-shoots, one of them being for a project with Dickson Designs and Creations for Continuity. Together – all aboriginal female entrepreneurs - created beautiful art and everlasting friendships.
We plucked them, gutted them so they wouldn’t rot during transport and sieged them over the fire to get the remaining of the feathers off.