There is a moment when people are learning to be makers... They have struggled through their design, learning how to bead, poking themselves, and they've had every emotion from anger to hope. There is a moment when they get to flip their moccasin around right side out. This is the moment when the maker becomes their grandmother. When they realize they are this beautiful. I get to be a part of these moments over and over. This is my greatest joy.
2017 has been an incredible year from Moccasin makers. In the ongoing effort to build Makers, i was fortunate to teach Makizinikewin in four different communities teaching over 130 makers this year alone.
Here are just a few highlights of the year.
We want to remind aspiring and reviewing moccasin makers of my YouTube tutorials.