Ribbon Skirt Workshop


This Ribbon Skirt workshop is for beginners. It is available both Saturday and Sunday.

Women carry the medicines of water and life. Our skirts are important in maintaining that uninterrupted flow from our bodies to the earth. They hold the shape of the mikiiwaap (Cree), or tipi (Dakota) – connecting us to home, family and land.  Originally made from hide, our skirts had long fringe at the bottom that touched the ground so that we are gently massaging Mother Earth; assuring her that we are caring for her. Not all women wear skirts, but should you choose to, this beginner’s class will help you to understand the meaning and teach you how to sew your own skirt.

It will feel amazing to walk out of that conference in your new skirt!

*Review the schedule below. Do not book more than one workshop at the same time. If you double book, we will cancel one of your workshops at our discretion.


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Frankie Pasap, Frances Pasapa, Ribbon Skirt WorkshopFrances Pasap is Nakoda/Sioux/Assinaboine from Whitebear First Nations, Saskatchewan. Frances considers her work as the Culture Program Assistant at Minwaashin Lodge very rewarding.

Her passions are sewing, beading and spending time with her children. She has facilitated many culturally based sewing and craft workshops and enjoys sharing the teachings and skills related to the creation of sacred ribbon skirts. Frances has a diploma in Fashion Design from The Richard Robinson Fashion Academy in Ottawa.


Indigenous Women's Arts Conference, Pass The Feather, schedule, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

Additional information

Workshop Date and Time

Saturday March 28 | 9am to 4pm, Sunday March 29 | 9am to 4pm

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