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mîkistahikâcimo (to tell a story through beadwork)

  • Author / Creator
    Kappo, Tara V
  • Presented as a written form of visiting, this thesis draws from nîhiyaw pimâtisowin (Cree life and worldview) to share learning through and with beadwork. Utilizing Indigenous research methodologies, research-creation, storytelling and autoethnography, this work explores beadwork to develop an understanding of what beadwork does, is, and how it is connected to practices of Indigenous (especially nîhiyaw (Cree)) law and governance. In approaching beadwork through nîhiyaw pimâtisowin, beads are understood as animate, other-than-human beings with whom beadwork artists have relationships of co-creation and with whom we (humankind) can gain closer connections to, and experiences of, miyo-pimâtisowin (good life).

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-h9ke-kw89
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.