yafuseekyávans - Cultural Dressmakers

yafuseekyávans - Cultural Dressmakers

Pamukunyafusayêepsha vúra uum yâamach ukyâahahitih: "Their good dresses were made pretty," will teach Karuk tribal members skills that will assist them in completing a ceremonial dress
Credit: 
Angela McLaughlin

The Cultural Resource Fund (CRF) grant funds activities to include gathering trips, community classes, and workshops that emphasize the importance of dresses and the stories associated with them. Activities will coincide with a yearlong mentorship program, in which Karuk girls (apprentices) will apply for a special grant, made available with CRF funds, to work with a mentor and a cultural expert to complete a dress. The apprentices will create a visual journal of their passage from novice to proficient dressmaker. Awards upon completion of dresses will be given to the apprentices at a special reception at the Karuk Tribe People’s Center during the Karuk Tribal Reunion. Mentors and cultural experts will receive stipends for sharing their time, knowledge, and expertise with apprentices upon completion of the project.

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yafuseekyávans - dressmakers , Karuk Tribe
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Cultural Practices, Traditional Foods and Materials, Education
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yafuseekyávans - dressmakers , Karuk Tribe
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Traditional ceremonial dress hair ties made with strings of beads, pine nuts, braided beargrass and olivella shells on deerskin.
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yafuseekyávans - dressmakers , Karuk Tribe
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Cultural Practices, Traditional Foods and Materials
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yafuseekyávans - dressmakers
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Cultural Practices, Education, Natural Resources, Traditional Foods and Materials
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yafuseekyávans - dressmakers
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Cultural Practices, Education