Traditional Anishinaabe Beadwork with Erica Bhatti, Citizen of Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe
Learn traditional Anishinaabe beadwork techniques with Erica Bhatti, citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe. She will instruct two stitching patterns, the lazy stitch and two-needle applique. Participants will be able to create a pin, barrette, and/or earrings. Sip on traditional cedar tea (high in antioxidants and vitamin C) while learning about the cultural importance of Indigenous crafts and regalia and practicing a new skill. Materials will be provided.
Erica is a self-taught beadworker, practicing with her brother to revitalize a long-standing tradition endangered by the Boarding School era. While completing her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and modeling around the country and walking runway for Indigenous designers, Erica has been the President of the Native American and Indigenous Student Organization, organizing community building and educational events, planning pow wows, and advising university leadership. She works as a Youth Mentor with the National Council of Urban Indian Health. Erica grew up in West Bend, and spent summers on the Lac du Flambeau reservation.
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Ages 14+ | Pre-registration required by February 10 at 11:59 pm
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