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.
Riley Kucheran is an Assistant Professor of Design Leadership at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion and is also Associate Director of the Saagajiwe Centre for Indigenous Research and Creation