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Ozhitoon jii Miigiweng (to create and to share)
This two-day educational gathering is an inclusive opportunity to learn about the construction of a sacred garment and it’s land-based connections. Instructors Lita Fontaine and Albert McLeod will deliver teachings about Indigenous perspectives and connection to the land via the construction of a cloth dress over the course of a two-day workshop. Each participant will complete each day with a sharing circle and Q&A with Lita Fontaine and Albert McLeod to discuss their process and creations.
Day one – opening smudge, participants will be guided through the step by step process of the garment creation, guest Roxanne Shuttleworth of Wolf Kwe designs will talk about fabric design, closing sharing circle.
Day two – opening smudge, completion of the dress, closing circle
Participants will find a connection between art, environment and Indigenous Identity through the symbolism of creating a traditional ‘Saηksaηnića’- the Dakota word for dress.
Participants will honour the garment, its importance and cultural symbology in Dakota and Anishinaabe heritage
Participants will discover ways to incorporate Indigenous teachings and processes into work they create as Artists and work they deliver as educators, artists-in-the-schools, and as instructors.
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