If these beads could talk: Discussing Indigenous beadwork, past and present with Malinda Gray
Promoted by Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch and Native Canadian Centre of Toronto present a lecture series in connection with their current exhibition “The Spirit of Beads: Sharing our Stories”
All lectures will be presented virtually via Zoom. Tickets are $10 per lecture. For more information and registration please visit https://www.umcontario.com/speakerseries-spirit-of-beads-1
Thurs. May 13 2021
Lecturer: Malinda Gray
Title: If these beads could talk: Discussing Indigenous beadwork, past and present
Description: Malinda Gray, an avid beader for decades, will discuss and highlight the cultural importance of Indigenous beadwork within modern society. Gray will also expand on her Master’s thesis Beads: Symbols of Indigenous Cultural Resilience and Value (University of Toronto). Gray is an Ojibway kwe from the Lac Seul Band, who loves sharing her knowledge.
Bio: Malinda Gray, M.A., is an Indigenous Studies PhD Candidate at Trent University, where she also facilitates beading workshops for the First Peoples House of Learning. She lives in Peterborough, ON with her husband, three sons, and her cat, Hazel.