We were so excited to have 10 women from our community join us for our very first Sewing Saturday on January 5, 2019.  Dr. Mark Powless prepared the spaces for us, smudging and then some beautiful words in the Oneida language to get us started in a good way. We incorporated some language learning as we delved into pattern making so that we have all of the sizes for skirts, shirts and vests ready for cutting cloth and ribbon!  For those who are new to sewing, understanding patterns is valuable knowledge to have and will help them as they move forward.
MIIGWECH  – YAW^KO – WAEWAENEN – PINAGIGI (THANK YOU) to everyone who donated fabric this week:  Diane Amour, Carmen Flores and Our Ways. We know there are more donations coming and we will be sure to acknowledge everyone who sends supplies or garments each week!
Indian Community School has committed to sewing ribbon skirts, shirts and vests for our students to wear during our ceremonies, pow wows and cultural celebrations. That means 255 ribbon skirts for our girls and 175 ribbon shirts or vests for our boys, ages K4 through 8th Grade!  If you would like to donate your time, fabric or finished garments to this effort, please contact Siobhan Marks at smarks@ics-edu.org / 414-525-6118 or Audra Williams at auwilliams@ics-edu.org / 414-525-6144.