Ozhitoon jii Miigiweng - June 15 and June 16, 2019
Only 10 spots available!

This two day educational gathering is an inclusive opportunity to learn about the construction of a sacred garment and its land based connections. Instructors Lita Fontaine and Albert McLeod will deliver teachings about Indigenous perspectives, connection to 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 will talk about fabric design, closing sharing circle.

Day two – opening smudge, completion of the dress, closing circle

Participants will find 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.

Dress Patterns, coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.
Lunch is NOT included.

Participants are required to bring:
• 5 meters of cotton fabric of their choosing for the dress
• 5 additional meters of light white cotton for the slip.
• Personal sewing kits (fabric scissors, needles, thread, stitch ripper, pins, fabric marker/chalk)
• Sewing Machine if possible.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Roxanne Shuttleworth of Wolf Kwe Fashions and Designs for Life. Each registrant will be offered a 20% discount on fabric purchased from Wolf Kwe Fashions.

Roxanne is an artisan and designer creating custom and ready to wear garments, moccasins and moss bags. Roxanne facilitates workshops and has her own fabric line People of the Plains Turtle Island Collection. A collection of Indigenous inspired designs custom on Batik cotton fabric.

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For more information – [email protected] or 204.927.2787