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Panel Series

Beading Table Discussions



In 2020 beading circles across Turtle Island went virtual, ensuring that community support and kinship ties remained strong despite the pandemic. These virtual spaces extended the possibilities for community growth, creating circles that were accessible for artists to connect beyond geographic barriers. This panel will host a conversation about the layers of community resilience and strength within the act of beading circles, the possibilities and imaginings of Indigenous beadwork practices as cultural continuity, and opportunities for collective organizing on community, national and international levels.


Justine Woods

Justine Woods (she/her) is a garment artist, designer, creative scholar and educator based in Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario). She is a…
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White Otter Design Co

Jaymie Campbell (Anishinaabe) is an artist and writer from Curve Lake First Nation and the designer behind White Otter Design…
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Blu Hummingbird

Brit Ellis aka Blu Hummimgbird is a Haudenosaunee (Onondaga) designer and multidisciplinary artist specializing is beadwork, with a background in…
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Iskwew Rising

Theresa Stevenson is a Plains and Swampy Cree from Fisher River Cree Nation, Manitoba and George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan,…
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