Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium returns to the Yukon

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Indigenous women from all over the Yukon and beyond sat down together in Whitehorse over the weekend to share their needles, knowledge and traditional fashion skills. 

“It’s about intergenerational knowledge transfer,” said Joella Hogan, a member of the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association’s board of directors. 

“It’s really the coming together of matriarchs who are carrying our craft and building a different economy.”

The non-profit organization hosted the third edition of the Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium from Nov. 11-13 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

About 160 women attended the event, looking for inspiration and collaboration, Hogan said.

“It’s like a giant sewing circle, everybody is sitting

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