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The Yukon artist behind a project that’s marking the discovery of the remains of children found in Kamloops, B.C., says she’s “in awe” of how beading can be a healing process for people.
Velma Olson, from Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation, is beading baby moccasin tops, known as vamps, which she hopes can be shown at cultural centres throughout the territory.
And, she says, she’s getting an “amazing” outpouring of support.
“I’ve gotten, I think, over 2,500 shares on my Facebook post,” said Olson, referencing a call she put out on the social media platform to see if any beaders would be interested in creating a vamp
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