Cree Métis beading with Knowledge Keeper Marilyn Dykstra

Beading is medicine that connects us to our ancestors

Sunday, July 30

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A pair of light purple felt earrings with dark purple sewn borders. In the middle of the earrings are beaded flowers. Partially obscured.

Event details

"My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back." — Louis Riel

Included with admission
Level 5 – PCL terrace
Language and Accessibility:
This program will be presented primarily in English.

Cree Métis beading can break down the effects of colonization and embolden a sense of Indigeneity.

You can discover the history and meaning of Cree Métis beadwork patterns and then create your own beadwork piece at this event.

Adults will learn how to outline bead with size 6 beads and children will be given the opportunity to learn using plastic darning needles and pony beads.

All are welcome to attend.

Indigenous people from across Turtle Island are welcome to visit the Museum free of charge. Please self‐identify at the Ticketing Office for your free ticket.

Indigenous history and human rights

Discover the stories of Indigenous people and communities. Learn about Canada's history of colonialism and genocide. Reflect on how we can collectively work towards reconciliation.

A carved wooden box, showing the carved face of a person with a painted red hand over their mouth.