Workshop Keeps Hands Busy and Enlightens Minds

Native Beading Workshop at the Ada County Campus Pintail Center Nov. 13.
November 29, 2018

Native beading expert, Liz Mummy, visited College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Ada County Campus Pintail Center to share her artistry and tradition in honor of Native American Heritage Month Nov. 13. In addition to discussing the history and significance of beadwork among Native peoples, Mummy provided the materials necessary for participants to make dream catchers. 

“It is hard to find time with your teenager that is meaningful and enjoyable for both of you,” said Erin Peterson who attended the workshop with her daughter.  “It kept our hands busy and enlightened our minds as we learned about Native American artwork and met some talented artists. With busy hands came an opportunity to not focus on forced conversation, but fun discussion and sarcastic remarks.  It also resulted in some beautiful artwork; unique and made with love during one-on-one time between mother and daughter.”

Thank you to the Inclusive Excellence Committee and the CWI and Boise State University Anthropology clubs for hosting this wonderful event!