Star Blanket Activity

The Knowles-Douglas Centre. (Credit: Abbeywood/Wikimedia Commons)

Star Blankets are decorated traditional blankets, unique to Dakota, Lakota and Nakota cultures. For the month of March, the Brandon University Multicultural Association is offering a Star Blanket making group. Sandy Bunn from Birdtail Sioux has volunteered her time and expertise to share her traditions skills and knowledge of the Star Blankets history and significance. Learning the craft is an educational and social opportunity, and using your hands is a great source of stress relief! You can drop in to begin or continue your blanket any time on Sundays between 1:00 and 4:00pm, and Mondays between 6:45 and 10:00pm in the elephant room.

Brandon University Multicultural Association aims to promote cultural awareness and celebrate diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities. They seek to create cultural awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and success for every individual in social, political and academic contexts on the Brandon University Campus.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 25, March 14th, 2017.