sînapân kîskasâkâs: A Guide to Making Contemporary-Style Métis Ribbon Skirts will assist you in the creation of your own Métis style ribbon skirt. Authors, Bonny Johnson and Leah Marie Dorion guide you through the process with detailed instructions which are accompanied by photographs of each step. This resource comes with a companion DVD, and introductions from both authors on the historical and contemporary uses of these traditional Métis style ribbon skirts.
About the authors
Leah Dorion (B.Ed., B.A., M.A.) is a Metis artist raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A teacher, painter, filmmaker and writer, Leah views her Metis heritage as providing her with a unique bridge for knowledge that connects all people. She has numerous creative projects to her credit, including academic papers for the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, books for children, gallery showings of her art works, and numerous video documentaries that showcase Metis culture and history. Leah’s paintings honour the spiritual strength of Aboriginal women and the sacred feminine.
Other titles by Leah Dorion
Women of the Métis Nation
Métis Camp Circle
A Bison Culture Way of Life
Métis Christmas Mittens
My First Métis Lobstick
A Story of Métis Life During the Voyageur Fur Trade Days
The Diamond Willow Walking Stick
A Traditional Métis Story About Generosity
Relatives with Roots
A Story About Métis Women’s Connection to the Land
The Giving Tree
A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story