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Belly button bags by Candace Neumann

Indigenous Art Nights

Belly Button Bags and Teachings with Candace Neumann

  • December 1, 2021, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Indigenous Art Nights are for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) women, non-binary, trans and Two-Spirit people of all ages. To register, contact Niamh at dooley@mawa.ca. Spaces are limited to masked, double-vaxxed participants. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel. There is often a waiting list.

Making a customized medicine bag or pouch to keep an infant’s belly button safe and as part of their bundle is a common practice for many Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. Together we will make a simple bag out of smoked hide, wool felt and beads that can be used for a belly button keepsake or a medicine bag.

To register, contact Niamh at dooley@mawa.ca. Spaces are limited to masked, double-vaxxed participants. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel. There is often a waiting list.

Indigenous Art Nights are for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) women, non-binary, trans and Two-Spirit people of all ages to learn from knowledge keepers and try new artmaking techniques in a relaxed and welcoming space. Join in for hands-on artmaking, behind-the-scenes stories from Indigenous creators, and traditional teachings. All materials are provided for these free sessions. 

  • Candace Neumann

    Candace Neumann is a Métis artist, student, doula, sundancer, cedar bath practitioner, community worker and facilitator. Beading and creating jewellery is a way for her to process the things she does, hears, sees and feels in daily life. Her jewellery combines traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design and materials, and is inspired by the work she does in the community and at school, songs, movies, relationships, dreams and ceremonies. She has literally dreamed pieces that she then creates.