Moose Hide Teachings Jess Sanderson-Barry, JShine Designs
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Jess Sanderson-Barry, JShine Designs
"Jess Sanderson-Barry of JShine Designs is a nêhiyaw-iskwêw, mother, full-time Cree Artist, Designer and Hide Tanner from Chakastaypasin Band, Treaty 6 Territory. Jessica has created her wearable art under the name JShine Designs and is currently working out of Edmonton, Alberta. Her art practice is influenced by her Cree roots, her lived experience and the land surrounding her.
Jessica combines both traditional and contemporary beading styles into her art. Throughout her practice she utilizes elements from the land such as traditionally tanned hides, which she is reclaiming the practice and art of hide tanning. Beading and working on hides has reawakened her spirit and she finds beading as a way to express herself by creating beautiful adornments for everyday wear. "
Moose Hide Teachings:
Jess Sanderson from Chakastaypasin Band will share the many ways of knowing how to traditionally tan a moose hide. Traditional hide tanning is a form of reclamation, sovereignty and it is an act of cultural resurgence for Indigenous Peoples connected to this being. Youth will work collectively and gain an understanding of how to flesh and scrape a moose hide. Our relative the môswa, is an incredible healing animal for all who respectfully interact with it. Youth will come to understand the importance of community, the transmission of knowledge and have the opportunity to engage with oral stories of how môswa is healing Indigenous communities near and far.
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