Beading workshop provides healing and friendship for evacuees

23 August 2023

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

As wildfires have been burning across Canada, many evacuees have come to Edmonton.

Earlier this week, thirteen evacuated women from Hay River, Yellowknife and Fort Smith gathered at Sacred Heart Church to create reindeer hair tuft earrings, with the guidance of Indigenous artisan Suzan Marie.

Over the past year, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of the First Peoples has been hosting traditional Indigenous art workshops hosted by Suzan Marie, as a way of bringing people together for healing and friendship.

Suzan shared that this week’s workshop “was wonderful for them because they got a sense of calmness. I also made some bannock and homemade blueberry jam for them. They said they had a sense of calm and peace because everything’s been so worrisome and that the workshop provided something to focus on.”

Please pray for all those affected by wildfires and for the work of healing and friendship that is ongoing at Sacred Heart Church!

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