An Indigenous beading store in Saskatoon has unveiled a new mural on the side of their building.
His Bead, Saskatoon’s first Indigenous beading store, celebrated the unveiling of their new mural on Wednesday morning.
The store is owned my Metis entrepreneur Dakota McLeod, who has roots in Buffalo Narrows.
The new mural on the windows of the storefront facing Avenue C in Saskatoon, tells the story of the generational teaching of bead work.
Artist Azby Whitecalf, of Sweetgrass First Nation, says she though this was an important story to tell.
“I feel like a lot of my generation didn’t grow up with many Indigenous art forms in the media around us,” said Whitecalf. “So I think it is important, with this being Saskatoon’s first Indigenous owned beading store, to keep the culture and to make sure future generations know our history, our art, and our stories.”
His Bead store opened two and a half years ago as the first beading store in Saskatoon and has since expanded their storefront.
(PHOTO – Azby Whitecalf provides touches to her mural at His Beads store in Saskatoon. Photo by Joel Willick.)