Beading project created to honour women

NANAIMO - Walking With Our Sisters national arts project created to honour the memory of indigenous women.

Women are invited to create art to honour the memory of indigenous women who have gone missing or were murdered across Canada.

The Nanaimo Arts Council and Nanaimo Women’s Centre are partnering to offer residents the chance to participate in the national art project called Walking With Our Sisters.

Participants will create moccasin tops that will become part of a travelling exhibit that will be shown across the country.

Participants don’t have to have beading or artistic experience. The project is seeking teachers and mentors. Artists are also asked to become part of the project to help interpret participants’ vision.

Donations of beads or money to purchase supplies is welcome.

The gatherings are scheduled for June. The deadline to apply is Friday (May 31). To apply please call 250-729-3947 or e-mail admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or coordinator@nanaimowomen.com. For more information please go to www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca.