National Ribbon Skirt Day poised to become reality one year after Cree girl shamed for rocking her ribbon skirt – National Observer

National Ribbon Skirt Day poised to become reality one year after Cree girl shamed for rocking her ribbon skirt – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202284 Views

December 2nd 2022

The first National Ribbon Skirt Day is likely to become a reality one year after Isabella Kulak was shamed for wearing her ribbon skirt to her Saskatchewan school.

Cree Sen. Mary Jane McCallum asked Jenica Atwin, Liberal MP for Fredericton, to sponsor Bill S-219 because Atwin has a history of advocacy for Indigenous Peoples. McCallum believed she was the right fit.

“It’s been a bright light for the otherwise difficult days in Parliament,” she said.

The bill was created in honour of Kulak, a Cree girl from Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. Kulak was shamed for wearing her ribbon skirt by an educational assistant. Ribbon skirts are an expression of Indigeneity marked by arrays of designs, colours and patterns.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/12/02/news/national-ribbon-skirt-day-one-year-after-cree-girl-shamed

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