Indigenous Beading Resources & Artists: Read, Follow, Learn

20 January 2021

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In her piece, I Must Share My Gift for It to Grow, Ojibway bead artist Malinda Gray discusses her artwork, the role it plays in her life and culture, and the importance of understanding what cultural appropriation is. In a related piece, Me, Dan Levy, and the Mighty Bead, Michelle Woodvine writes about the intense learning she’s done about Indigenous peoples, history, and culture. Michelle found the following resources helpful and informative, and we hope you’ll find them valuable to your own learning, too. – Eds.

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Beading in the News

Starter List of Bead Artists to Follow

Workshops and Suppliers

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About Michelle Woodvine

Michelle Woodvine is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning and making. When not wordsmithing for others, Michelle can usually be found working on her trilogy of speculative fiction novels, learning a new skill, or goofing around with her family (including her very own rocket scientist, two teenage boys, and one feisty ginger cat). Follow the weird, wonderful, and wordy adventures @woodvinewrites or visit www.woodvinewrites.com

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