Manitoba Craft Council in partnership with Urban Shaman, Manitoba Museum, & MAWA: Beadwork Symposium: Ziigmineshin Winnipeg 2020, February 6 - 9

Ziigimineshin Winnipeg 2020 is the second iteration of the Beadwork Symposia, this one organized by the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) in partnership with Urban Shaman, Manitoba Museum, Mentoring Artists for Womens Art. Ziigimineshin is being held in conjunction with exhibitions at Urban Shaman, MAWA, and the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery at C2 Centre for Craft.

The Beadwork Symposia are intended to contribute to and build on the scholarship around contemporary Indigenous art with a focus on how beadwork builds community; through making and learning together, opportunities will be created for the exchange of knowledge and the building of community.


Speakers will include Judy Anderson, Katherine Boyer, the Brandon Beading Babes, Ruth Cuthand, Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, Cathy Mattes, Paige Mukash, Lisa Myers, Margaret Nazon, Dr. Carmen Robertson, Amber Sandy, Tuscarora Beading Group and Dr. Ukjese Van Kampen. Keynote will be presented by Dr. Jolene Rickard.

Collection and Gallery Visits

Site visits to view beading collections and exhibitions at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Museum, Manitoba Metis Federation, Urban Shaman, Manitoba Craft Council, and MAWA will be part of the Symposium programme.


Registration for Ziigmineshin costs $150. To register for the Symposium, please go here.

Community Programming

Activities in Manitoba Museum's Alloway Hall will include community beading tables and beading vendors from across Canada. Programming in Alloway Hall will be free and open to the public.


Contact Symposium organizer Franchesca Hebert-Spence at