April 6, 2013 | 10:30 pm - 4 pmLecture and Moccasin Beading Workshop
Walking with Our Sisters is a community-driven commemorative art action bringing attention to the estimated 600-plus Native women in Canada who have been missing or murdered in the past 20 years. The project is about these women, paying respect to their lives and existence on this earth. They are not forgotten. They are the sisters, mothers, daughters, cousins and grandmothers. They have been cared for, they have been loved and they are missing.
More than 600 moccasin tops (vamps) are being created by hundreds of caring and concerned people to create one large collaborative art piece that will be installed for the public in various galleries and sites.
Join in the action. The workshop and lecture are free and open to the public. Non-IAIA students participating in the workshop will need to bring their own supplies and materials.
About the artist
Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist and author whose ancestry originates from the Métis historic community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, Canada. Her artwork follows the tradition of Métis floral beadwork and celebrates the beauty of the natural world, exploring symbolic properties that include concerns for the environment, biodiversity and spirituality.
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