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Spring Beading Circle

Date
April 29, 2022
Time
5:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Location
TBA, you will be notified after registration
Open To
Indigenous students, faculty and staff
A beaded orange shirt on an eight by eight cm fabric

Welcome in the spring with Cher Trudeau at an in-person beading circle on Friday, April 29.

Cher will facilitate this session for beginner and intermediate beaders. 

Participants will be given a basic beading supply kit to start a new project or may want to bring an unfinished project to complete. Cher will also share how engaging in creative activities with others and beading can be therapeutic: a soothing stress reliever, a productive way to pass time and a way to keep hands busy and minds at ease.

Circles will take place in person, on campus

Circles are open to the Indigenous campus community:  students, faculty and staff, in person and on campus. 

Participants must complete a health screening prior to coming to campus

All students, faculty and staff will be required to complete health screening via the RyersonSafe app before accessing campus. They will also be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while indoors in public spaces, including during this event, unless an exemption applies.

About Cher Trudeau

Cher Trudeau is an Anishinaabe/Mohawk mother, artist and active member of Toronto’s urban Indigenous community. She is also the administrative assistant for Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion and coordinator for the Aboriginal Education Council. 

Cher most recently has a couple of her works displayed in Guelph, ON as a part of the larger exhibit entitled “Breathe, external link” and has an art piece as part of the permanent collection of the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, ON.

 Cher Trudeau

This event is organized by Aboriginal Initiatives

Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI) is offering beading workshops to the Indigenous community (including students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.) as one of the responses to the ongoing uncovering of undocumented burial sites at Indian Residential Schools.

Together with campus partners, Aboriginal Initiatives is working from a perspective of the "long view" of the impacts, especially given additional burial sites have been discovered and we anticipate more will come. We are working to provide additional gathering spaces and expression for Indigenous community members.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email Cher Trudeau (Administrative Assistant, Aboriginal Initiatives; Coordinator, Aboriginal Education Council at cktrudeau@ryerson.ca.