Windsor shop meets demand of ‘amazing resurgence’ in Indigenous beading – CBC

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Windsor shop meets demand of ‘amazing resurgence’ in Indigenous beading – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202117 Views

Nov 17, 2021

‘I’ve often heard beading is medicine — and I think that that is incredibly true’

An “amazing resurgence” of beading in Indigenous communities is inspiring many to learn the craft — and for one business owner, it’s led to opening up a new shop to help meet the demand.

“I’ve often heard beading is medicine — and I think that that is incredibly true,” explained Kat Pasquach, the founder of the Culture Shock Bead Co., a bead supply store in Windsor, Ont.

“When you’re able to sit down and put something thoughtful together, something that we’ve seen our elders pass on … it’s one way to be able to connect with your culture. And because of colonisation, so many people have experienced a loss of that connection. And so to be able to reclaim your identity through beading, I think is powerful.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-shop-amazing-resurgence-indigenous-beading-1.6250887

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