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Holly Rae Yuzicapi will lead an artistic workshop where participants make a small leather pouch and learn more about reconciliation through the process. Participants will be guided through a conversation on the impacts that residential schools had on culture. They will they have a chance to learn about the TRC 94 Calls to Action as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). Participants will learn a few techniques that will help them create their own piece of art to commemorate this experience and carry forward an impactful understanding of reconciliation.
Materials provided: Pick up your art kit at the Central Branch, 2311-12th Ave. Kits will be available for pickup during library open hours from November 15-21. One kit per registered customer.
Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has lived cultural experience with traditional arts, foods and many other cultural aspects. She is currently an instructor in the Native Arts and Culture programs at Portage College and part-time consultant with the Learning Network in east central Alberta. She enjoys being a facilitating artist doing work that creates cultural arts experiences for all ages. In the past Holly has done a lot of youth engagement and has a passion for helping youth make stronger cultural connections. She has a strong belief that traditional art and cultural experiences will share the history of First Nations people and believes art can create a strong sense of identity and confidence for young people. Holly also believes that creating unique common cultural sharing opportunities will help create a strong foundation for building relationships.
By providing First Nation influenced activities to schools and professional learning opportunities for organizations, Holly hopes to help influence the perspective people have of First Nation history in Canada. Holly always encourages positive cultural discussions amongst all people and all ages to help give light the spirit of reconciliation.