Urban Native Magazine and Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association have launched a photograph challenge (for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in honour of National Aboriginal History Month. They’re using the Twitter hashtag #NAHM2015PhotoADay.
Here at the Cree Literacy Network, we’ve decided to play along, by gathering the images suggested – but (with help from Solomon Ratt) captioning them in Cree.
For Day Twenty-five, the phrase is Ribbon Skirt/Shirt:
sênipân-wawêsîhowin / ᐍᓂᐹᐣ ᐘᐍᓰᐦᐅᐏᐣ
I may not know much about the tradition behind ribboned clothing, but I know what I like!
Thanks to Nina Wilson for permission to use these photos of her stunningly beautiful ribbon work!
Screen grab from CBC video