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Thursday, 27 March 2014
WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS - A Commemorative Art Installation
Submitted by Karla W.
This past June, I attended classes at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. During that time, I met Maxine Matilpi, a dynamic instructor for the Human Rights and Indigenous Legal Traditions class. She introduced myself and fellow classmate, Michelle Shephard, to the Walking With Our Sisters commemorative art installation which is intended to bring awareness to the many missing and murdered aboriginal women. She invited us to join her students who were beading moccasin "vamps" or "tongues" for the upcoming cross-country exhibition. We gladly accepted and felt honored to be able to participate.
After some time and many needle pokes our contribution to the project was complete and was submitted along with the over 1000 others who participated.