Beading the sun with Tamara Sarah Tikisa Takpannie

October 27, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join other Inuit for a fun and relaxing evening beading a pair of fringe earrings

CUAG and Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq Project invite you to join artist and bead worker Tamara Sarah Tikisa Takpannie for a guided workshop to learn how to make a pair of beaded fringe earrings.

Feel free to bring a cup of your favourite tea or snack and bead along with Tamara. All skill levels are welcome!

This event will be held on Zoom; please register here by Friday, October 8th, to receive all the supplies in the mail.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with Nuvisi: Threading our Beads at Qatiktalik, curated by Krista Ulujuk Zawadski. As Krista shares, “Like much of what Inuit produce with thread and needle, beadwork highlights the value we place on skilled needlework. To me, sungaujait are the epitome of an integral Inuk value, knowledge sharing and one that connects family values one bead, one stitch at a time.”

Access This is a closed workshop for Inuit in Ottawa/Gatineau and the Greater Toronto Area. Registration is free and includes all materials. Participants will need access to computers with cameras and audio, as well as Internet. Live captioning will be available.


Tamara Sarah Tikisa Takpannie is an artist and advocate originally from Iqaluit, NU, who specializes in beadwork, textiles and kattajaq (throat singing). An urban Inuk based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Takpannie’s bold and feminine artwork reflects her desire to represent the strength and resilience of Inuit women and uphold cultural traditions. Takpannie is a graduate of Carleton University, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Canadian studies and a minor in psychology, with courses focused on decolonizing Inuit worldviews and intertwining western and Indigenous ideologies. Tamara is currently serving as president on the Board of Directors for Inuuqatigiit, a centre that provides cultural support services for Inuit children, youth and families in the Ottawa area. Follow her work on @tikisaujunga.

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