“NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS.”
This free sewing session will share Indigenous knowledge and stories while building empathy through creation. Sewers are welcome to come just once, or to register for multiple sessions as the event will be offered Saturdays in April 2022.
Presented by The Sweetgrass Sisters in honour of MMIWG2, the purpose of these sessions is to bring awareness to the ongoing genocide of our life givers, women and girls, in hopes of standing together against these unacceptable acts.
Creating and sharing will honour them, and all red ribbon skirts made through these sessions will be gifted to families of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirited on May 5th, during the annual march of Red Dress Day.
All children are welcome. Sewers registering must already have a basic understanding of machine sewing - sewing machines and materials will be provided. Participants must sign EPL's Makerspace Waiver. A parent or guardian is required to sign a waiver on behalf of those under 18 years of age.
Food and beverages will be provided.
PÎYÊSÎW WÂSKÂHIKAN is a smudging environment and smudging will occur during this class. Smudging involves the burning of plant medicines, which will create smoke in the space. Your individual participation in smudging is optional. If you have any questions about this, contact the class organizer.
For any questions, please contact Samantha: firstname.lastname@example.org