Three historical eras of Our Grandmothers’ Dress, Image by Siobhan K. Marks @siobhansonseearray.
Siobhan will be presenting on ‘Collaborating to Revive the Anishinaabe Strap Dress’ in Panel 36 ‘Ethnography and the repatriation of artistic heritage’ at our Art, Materiality and Representation conference @britishmuseum @soasuni.
Here’s what she has to say about this image:
“Our traditional dress says something historically significant and defining about who we are as Anishinabe women. The recovery of our original and unique styles of clothing is as important as the recovery of our language, food sovereignty and cultural self determination. Assimilation has kept us from knowing who we are as a people, and cultural borrowing has distorted how we see ourselves. As we are reminded by the Grand Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, Bawdwaywidun Banaise: “we did not come from some place else.” Nor did Our Grandmothers’ Strap Dress. It is ours.
Our Grandmothers' Strap Dress was "THE DRESS" pre-contact and post-contact among Woodland Tribal women of North America. This important dress survived three historical eras: Contact, Fur Trade and Reservation, but became all but lost after the 1920's. (Photo shows the three eras in order, from left to right: Pre-Contact/Early Contact Era; Fur Trade Era; Reservation Era.)
Today, many Anishinabe women do not recognize this dress. Only a handful have ever seen a Strap Dress and very few have made or worn one. We are changing this one tribal community at a time by bringing Strap Dress Workshops to Indigenous women throughout the Great Lakes regions in the USA and Canada.
This presentation tells the story, cultural relevance and history of our Grandmothers' Dress - the Strap Dress, and the revitalization efforts underway to reclaim it.”
Siobhan Marks / Zeegwun Noodenese
Strap Dress Presenter / Anishinabekwe
Saudações aos amigos nativos indígenas!
Escama de peixe num braço, escama de cobra no outro. Grafismos desenhados por Yatapi Mehinako, do Xingu.
É sempre um prazer receber os indigenas aqui na @casaamarela Aüxüpai! namiküla eu gosto de vc
Mainie's unique melding of authentic Aboriginal art and luxurious silk is now available at the award-winning Ochre Fine Arts Gallery located at 2D The Corso, Manly. Motivated by a desire to achieve their mission to be the world's best Australian Indigenous Gallery, Ochre Fine Arts is home to a diverse collection of Indigenous art and craft telling stories of Aboriginal history, of personal experiences and of events and beliefs that shaped the lives of individuals and their societies. @ochrefineartsgallery
History and heritage come together today. Happy World Heritage Day from a past trip to Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire. I loved Plaza de Armas and just about everything else in the gateway to the Sacred Valley! En route with @adventure_smith #boomersinperu#unescoworldheritage
Happy World Heritage Day! Today, I got to spend my afternoon with Allan, Donna, and Robin from Couchiching First Nation learning about tree tapping. For what? Sap! To make maple syrup!
We hiked out to their location where they have been successfully tapping maples for a few years, and today I got lucky and learned how to do it! Donna shared the indigenous culture and knowledge behind the process. First, before you tap anything, you have to introduce yourself to the tree and say what you are there for and that you hope it produces sap for you to collect. You thank the tree in Ojibwe by saying Miigwech, and put some tobacco as an offering at the base of the tree (the word for tobacco I learned today is asemaa!!). Then you can proceed to tap the tree. The secret is to angle your drill up! Once you have made your hole, stick the tap in, make sure it secure with a hammer, bag it, and then wait for the sap!
The sap would have been traditionally used by itself as medicine. I tried some today, and it tastes fresh. It’s not sweet like you would possibly expect it to be, just very fresh. If you didn’t use it for medicine, you would boil it to make maple syrup! The maple syrup would then be used to sweeten food or to make candies! Who doesn’t like maple candies?! #worldheritageday#whatdidyoulearn#ojibweculture#treetapping#maplesyrup#sapexperts#indigenousculture#indigenousheritage#northwesternontario
A real privilege to witness. An Inuit Drum Dance given by a local elder wearing a mix of Seal Skins, Caribu & Polar Bear. Inuit tradition is again on the uprise since the missionaries forced the Inuit people to abandon their traditons and beliefs.Now the older generations are passing down their knowledge to the youth of their communities - HC
А это воссозданная по тому же принципу, что и поселение колонистов, деревня индейцев, построенная по соседству с ними. Они не враждуют, но и дружбы особой не водят. На празднование первого сбора урожая колонисты приглашали их к себе, гуляли 3 дня🥂🍾🎉, а индейцы помогли колонистам пережить их первую зиму на американском континенте😧🤗. Индейцы строили 2 дома - зимний и летний. Зимой все родственники обьединялись и жили в одном зимнем доме, а летом переезжали в летние домики поменьше, где уже жили каждый своей семьей. Ели просто, но повкуснее, чем колонисты😉 Каша с черникой, клюквенный чай, рагу из кукурузы с индейкой😋 против капусты и пареной репы колонистов не идут ни в какое сравнение😁👌
Wampanoag Native American campsite is a replica of Indigenous village as it was in 1624 when the first colonists from England came to America.
Travel can take us beyond our perceived limits and often grow us in ways that would not happen in the grind of our daily lives. We can discover things about ourselves that we didn't know before by choosing an adventure that is a little or a LOT out of our comfort zone. We also have the advantage of meeting new and interesting people and developing friendships that may last a lifetime. 🌏
Strangers become friends..... ✈
We have the chance to create lifetime memories. 🌏 🗺🏔🏕🏜✈ Choose #Travel Choose #Life Choose #Adventure#homelandjourneys#septemberwomensjourney
Fabric Inside Story: ‘Babatha’
Dora Deeral has been working with Hopevale since 2005 after losing her husband and quitting her job at a nursing home - “I didn’t know anything about painting”
She draws inspiration for colours and shapes from home landscapes and her late husband - “I paint images from my homeland” “Blue lagoons are from my homeland, the coloured sands are from my husbands side”
Alongside the canvas hand painting, she also participates in weaving with grass taught by her sister-in-law - “Trying to get the younger ones to follow us”
Photo Credit: Deelan Do
Top designed by: Rosa Ellen
Skirt designed by: Mel Hocking
Pants designed by: Emma Wright
Join us next week (Apr 26) for a unique and moving performance by @shelliemorrismusic and @troyjungajibradyofficial. These extraordinary artists bring their voices together in their new show Awara Ja Yinbayi Kalkurr (land is singing, journey) to celebrate language, song and joy. Tickets on sale now!