Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

We Are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Treaty 6 Needlework Sampler

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Instructor: Celina Loyer, Christina Hardie, Maria Nelson
A treaty is a relationship between two nations. Treaty 6 covers central Alberta and Saskatchewan, and everyone who lives in this area, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, is responsible for maintaining this relationship. We are all Treaty People.   

But what does it mean to be a Treaty person? What is the history and legacy of Treaty 6? And how do treaties continue to impact us all today?

Over seven weeks, explore what Treaty means to you by engaging in intimate conversations, personal reflection, and creating a needlework sampler. Each week, a different aspect of Treaty 6 will be discussed, and you will use the suggested patterns as a jumping-off point to stitch a design in response to the topic.

The first three sessions will take place at St. Albert’s Historic River Lots + Grain Elevators. The last four sessions will take place at the Little White School.
This course is suitable for beginners, and no prior skill is needed. All materials will be provided. Please note that there will be no class on Tuesday, October 31.) 


Ages: 14+

Location: Grain Elevator Park and Little White School


Discover what others have to say about our classes!

What was your favourite part of the class?

"I enjoyed every aspect of the class, from the freedom to create projects to the support provided by Shirley during challenges, such as throwing items on the wheel."

JoanClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"We enjoyed the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and received great instruction. Loved it!"

ColleenClass: Bead a Flower Pin

"I loved that Heather came around and asked each of us what we wanted to get out of that class. Then she did demos each class based on that."

VanessaClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"The program brought together an excellent group of people with different levels of treaty knowledge. I loved how Celina approached topics with openness and empathy. Her discussion of the generational impacts of residential schools was very moving. Additionally, her sharing of her family’s oral histories of negotiating and signing treaties was eye-opening."

ReganClass: We Are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Treaty 6 Needlework Sampler

"Watching my daughter have a great time getting her hands dirty and hearing her talk about how much she loves clay now."

FelicityClass: Kids Clay

"Each class explores a different medium and the kids love it!"

Lennon and MaelleClass: Artventures