My name is Ali Dusome and I am Métis from Drummond Island, and later from Drummond Island. I learned to bead from a member of the Georgian Bay Métis Community: Ruth Quesnelle. Since then I have had many teachers including Katelyn Lacroix, Mitch Case and Lisa Shepard.
I learned how to do Caribou hair tufting from Carmen Miller, and also sometimes like to incorporate that in my work. My work represents my culture in that it often combines natural, local materials with traditional and modern beadwork styles. I started beading mostly for my family so that they could wear Métis Beadwork to show cultural pride. Since then, I have also started making earrings and other small beaded accessories with the aim of sharing and educating all people about Métis beadwork. Marsii
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