Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art: Orange Shirt Day Beaded Pins Workshop with Gerri Pangman, September 30

Monday, September 30, 2019

6 – 8pm

MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free! No need to register, just come! Everyone is welcome and materials are provided.

Orange Shirt Day is named in honour of Phyllis Webstad, who had her new orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors and remembers those who did not survive. It is an opportunity for all peoples of this land to discuss colonization, past and present, and gather in a spirit of reconciliation.

Gerri Pangman will lead this special beading workshop, where participants will create tiny beaded orange shirt pins on felt. Pangman has led beading classes for family members of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls at Ka Ni Kanichihk's Medicine Bear Counselling / Support and Elder Services. As an activist, she has spoken at the Assembly of First Nations in Regina. Her beadwork is available through her company, J.D.M. Indigenous Designs.

The Cross-Cultural Craft Program is supported by Indigenous Initiatives of the Province of Manitoba.