If you don’t already know them here are the Denendeh seamstresses at the top of their game – APTN News

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March 23, 2020

With each precise stitch, the women of Denendeh sew a story of culture and history into their hand-crafted garments.

The second Indigenous cultural gala held in Dettah, Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) saw veteran and emerging talent showcase traditional moose hide mukluks crafted from patterns passed through generations, one-of-a-kind sealskin corsets with cut glass delica beads and much more.

The three hour fashion show was part of the Naka (northern lights) cultural celebration hosted by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, the North Slave Metis Alliance and the City of Yellowknife.

Alice Wifladt gave the opening prayer in her willideh language.

Born in 1949 on-the-land, Wifladt said she learned to sew with embroidery thread before beads were available in the north.

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