23 Sep

9:30am - 4:00pm

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  • Ages 15+
  • $55 per participant
  • All materials included (beading package)

Join us for our upcoming workshop.

This workshop is for all levels, no experience needed – Ages 15+

Registration will stay open to join the class until 11:45 a.m. on Saturday!  You can drop in on site that morning if there is space available still.

Free parking and admission to the site, trails, and exhibits are included in the cost. Our restaurant will be open, or you can feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided as refreshments!

Saturday, Sept 23, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BEADED Orange Shirts

  • $55 per participant
  • All materials included

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is wanting to highlight the importance of Orange Shirt Day/ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to bring awareness to communities about lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

We are offering a Orange Shirt Pin beading workshop hosted by Plains Cree beadwork artist Keith Sunchild. This workshop is for all levels, no experience needed and for ages 15+.

Free parking and admission to the site, trails and exhibits are included in the cost. Our restaurant will be open, or you can feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided as refreshments.

Registration is limited to 20 spots, with a waitlist if necessary. (and possibility to open a second day)

 

What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Orange Shirt Day: 

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, in all stages of life.

 

Keith Sunchild

Artist

Keith Sunchild is a Plains Cree artist from Thunderchild First Nation, Saskatchewan. He has been beading for over 15 years. It all started from a beading project in a cultural Cree class in high school and his passion for beading grew from there. Throughout the years, Keith has created beaded products such as earrings, barrettes, lanyards and card holders as well as fully beaded regalia accessory sets. He now helps to facilitate workshops at Wanuskewin, sharing the knowledge that he acquired over his many years of beading.

“Once I was taught how to make a beaded lanyard, I haven’t put down my beading needle since and now here I am 16 years later, still doing the thing that I love and I continue to enjoy creating beautiful beaded pieces for others.”

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