Artist highlights Inuit women’s refined craftwork

Courtesy McCord Museum The first thing your eye is drawn to in the exhibition space for Piqutiapiit at the McCord Museum in Montreal is the faces of the Inuit women in the massive photographs lining the walls. They are even bigger than life-sized, striking in black and white and sporting their

Bead store launches with a bang

Courtesy Kawisaienhne Albany Kanehsata’kehró:non Kawisaienhne Albany started flat beading when she was around 15 years old. Her first creation was a pair of earrings. But the young woman - now 24 - only started to hone in on her skills a few years later when her aunt Marie David taught her

When beading becomes a weapon for the mind

[spu popup="10211"][/spu]Kahnawa’kehró:non Eleanore Paul said the beadwork challenge brought back memories dating back to her early childhood, when she would watch her great-grandmother bead. “Back in those days, they used to beadwork pieces by the dozen and sell them to the various souvenir stores in Kahnawake," she said. "All those memories

Beyond Beadwork

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Preserving history through beadwork project

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