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'Sew Great to See' showcases Indigenous fashion talent

Grand Council Treaty 3 virtual fashion gallery received over 80 submissions, with a total of more than 600 photos

A number of designers in Treaty 3 have showcased their talents.

Grand Council Treaty 3 recently held a virtual fashion gallery, encouraging participants to submit photos of their Anishinaabe sewing creations.

Youth coordinator Tassanee Weese organized the digital gallery and was overwhelmed by the amount of submissions she received.  

“Personally, it was great to see all the beautiful work. In the over 80 submissions, we received over 600 photos. I couldn't fit all of it in the video due to the capacity, but the work was breathtaking," Weese said. 

"It was very beautiful.”

Announcing the four draw winners, the video also displayed many beautiful photos of different types of sewing creations. The gallery was open to all of the Treaty 3 members, and was a great opportunity for others to see the talent across the territory.

Among the submissions, Weese saw a lot of work from names she didn't know. 

“Being in Treaty 3, we’re known for the powwows, the circle, the gatherings," she said. "So there's a lot of people that do their own outfits and design their own clothing, ribbon skirts, shirts, regalia, so what a better way display it for everyone to see.” 

The Grand Council Treaty 3 has a few events similar to this one lined up for the next few weeks, more land based and family activities. They are aiming to have an event involving fishing, trapping and the snow before it disappears for the season. 


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