Book on beadwork aims to preserve native culture
Joella Hogan (left) and Kaylie-ann Hummel hold examples of Northern Tutchone beadwork that will be displayed in the Na-cho Nyak Dun offices.
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Many indigenous groups across Canada make great efforts to preserve their language and culture, and the latest involves a book being created to document beadwork. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation in the northern territory of Yukon will soon publish the book which will catalogue current and historical examples of the region’s beadwork and slipper making.
The book will combine new work with beading from elders as well as archival photographs, some of them from the National Archives in Ottawa.
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