Atlantic institutions, Lakehead host ribbon skirt/shirt workshops 

Several postsecondary institutions recently hosted ribbon skirt and shirt workshops to help students make their own ribbon skirts. Institutions across Atlantic Canada held workshops hosted by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey in partnership with Indigenous Student Affairs offices, and Lakehead University and its Indigenous Student Services Centre held a workshop. Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey gifted each of the 15 participating institutions a sewing machine and kits for 10 skirts and two shirts. Kits were created by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and included fabric that was sourced from a local Mi’kmaw store. At St Francis Xavier University, students took part in a two-day workshop in which they created a ribbon skirt while building connections with other Indigenous students. “Any opportunity to connect with other Indigenous students and feel the culture in a university setting feels good,” said StFX student Alice Frost, who is from the Yukon. Lakehead’s Indigenous Student Services Centre also held a Ribbon Skirt Making Workshop to help students celebrate their culture.

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