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APTN: Métis artists share their ribbon skirts and culture in Saskatoon exhibit

By Rachel May, APTN

Feb 21, 2024

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APTN originally reported this story on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024.

Métis artists in Saskatchewan are combining their talents to explore their culture, showcase their ancestry and share the importance of ribbon skirts and shirts.

The exhibit at the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) in Saskatoon in partnership with the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) showcases the ribbon skirt and shirt which is a staple in indigenous fashion.

Amy Briley, program coordinator with GDI said there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to creating a ribbon skirt.

“It’s not just sitting down at a sewing machine and just starting to sew,” said Briley. “The thoughts and ideas that are put into these skirts well in advance of even touching a sewing machine are really important.”

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