Mi’kmaq quill art – BUZZon

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Mi’kmaq quill art – BUZZon

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2016233 Views

The women who make up the Mi’kmaq Artisans of Lennox Island are passionate about their art and their enthusiasm is infectious. Under the instruction of Cheryl Simon, apprentices Marlene Thomas, Noella Moore and Kayla Sark, are learning the fine art of classic Mi’kmaq Quill Art. When the women used the acronym for the group name, “MALI,” they realized this is a Mi’kmaq word for greatness, with an exclamation mark—something really special! And these warm and passionate women truly are an example of that.

“Since the 1600s, the Mi’kmaq people have been making quill art for sale,” explained teacher Cheryl Simon. A lawyer by profession, Cheryl realized that “our people need to do what we do. We need to learn about our heritage and culture. By learning this classic art form, we can contribute to the economy as the generations before us did.

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