9:30am - 4:00pm
- Ages 15+
- $50 per participant
- All materials included (beading package)
Join us for our upcoming workshop.
This workshop is for all levels, no experience needed – 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!
Sunday, April 30, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join artist Keith Sunchild as you learn how to bead your own Red Dress Pin
to highlight the importance of Red Dress Day
and to bring awareness to communities about MMIWG2S
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.”
Red Dress Day
What is the meaning behind the Red Dress Pins?
“The spirits of the missing or murdered women and girls stand with us here today, giving us courage, strength and clarity — leading us forward on the path to REclaim our sovereignty as Indigenous women.” Jaime Black, Metis artist.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) is a human rights crisis of gender-based and racialized violence in Canada.
Jaime Black began the REDress Project in 2010, where she had gathered and hung hundreds of empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Now the red dress is a national symbol to bring awareness to the human crisis issue. People are encouraged to hang a red dress outside their house on May 5th, so that passerbys may wonder why, and take it upon themselves to educate themselves about the issue.
You can view more information HERE
And these links below:
KAIROS CANADA – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls- About the MMIWG InfoHub
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Native Women’s Association of Canada – MMIWG & Violence Prevention
The Native Women’s Association of Canada – What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from
the Sisters In Spirit initiative