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Share Food, Storytelling & Community Weaving on Indigenous People's Day

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REMEMBERING is a collaborative effort created by and for Portland’s Native Community in observance of Indigenous People’s Day. This program fosters healing through food, storytelling, and a community weaving project.

REMEMBERING will take place on Sunday, Oct. 10 and Monday, OCt. 11 and will include intergenerational activities such as Native Storytelling by Shilo George and Lukas Angus, children’s craft activities led by Miss Messy, and food prepared by Kayson’s Catering.

The project's intent is to create a large community weaving, each strand representative of each person’s interrelatedness within a larger whole. Weaving activities include two looms and multiple handheld individual looms – each in different stages of becoming and undoing to incorporate multiple processes towards a new and different future.

Materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring small meaningful objects from home that can be woven into the public artwork. On one of the looms, participants are invited to unravel yarn from a weaving and then weave it onto smaller handheld looms; those smaller weavings will in turn be collected and stitched together in appreciation of each mini-weaving’s unique character and texture.

An airdry clay beadmaking activity will be available for people to create personal beads for the weaving.

When: Sunday, Oct. 10 from 2 to 4pm and Monday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8pm
Where: Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th St.
RegisterOnline registration
Please note that registration is preferred, but not required.
You can also email or call 503-228-4391 to register. 
Tri-Met bus passes are available. We require all participants to wear masks while participating in the project.

This project was made possible by the “Community Healing through Art”, an arts-focused, community-informed collective grieving and healing initiative. The initiative is led by our former Creative Laureate, Subashini Ganesan-Forbes, with support from the City Arts Program, Mayor Wheeler's Office and Commissioner Rubio's office. 

You can find more "Community Healing through Art" events on their website.