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In-Person Workshop - Traditional Ribbon Skirts

Series 1 (Jan 23, 30, and Feb 6)


Join Tracey George-Heese & Tala Tootootsis to create your own Indigenous Ribbon Skirt. An Elder/Knowledge Keeper will share traditional knowledge and protocol about Indigenous Ribbon Skirts.

Additional Information

Dates: Workshops run January 23, 30, and February 6, 12:30 – 4:30pm. Please plan to attend all three sessions.

This program takes place in-person at George Bothwell Branch. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks are required.

Materials: All supplies are provided to registered participants at the program. 

RPL is pleased to partner with Dunlop Art Gallery and Sâkêwêwak Indigenous Artists’ Collective Inc.

Brightly-coloured Ribbon Skirts are a traditional piece of clothing for many Indigenous women and girls. Ribbon skirts are seen at many Indigenous events as it honors their ancestral practices. It is a way to connect to traditions and adapt to new ones, such as wearing a Ribbon Skirt to honour MMIW (missing and murdered Indigenous women and children).

Please celebrate with us at the Ribbon Skirt & Tea Gathering on Monday, February 21, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, George Bothwell Branch.

Tracey George Heese comes from Land of Living Skies, Ochapowace First Nation, As an Artist Tailor, I have had the privilege to create for Her Royal Highness Princess Ann, and for our Canadian Powwow Royalty. My Fashion business has allowed me to keep my connection to my cultural roots and has allowed me to help others express their beliefs. Am an Establish Garment Designer, Cultural Arts facilitator, and most importantly a full time Mother while also raising 4 grandchildren. All my Relations, Kinanaskomintin.

Tala Tootootsis is a motivational speaker, social worker, and writer from Sturgeon First Nation who currently lives in Saskatoon. She travels throughout Canada telling her story about overcoming addictions and helping others. Her book is titled “the Awakening of a Kokum Spirit in a Young Woman”.

3 spots available
Registration Closed


Jan 23 2022, 12:30pm - 4:30pm


George Bothwell Branch, GB-1

Event Type

Learn and Personal Interest


Multicultural, Dunlop Art Gallery, Crafts and Hobbies, Art
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