Kathleen Shabanian Azad

Kathleen Shabanian Azad, beadwork, dreamcatchers, jewelry, crafts, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

Kathleen Shabanian Azad

Kathleen Shabanian Azad

Métis

My name is Kathleen Shabanian Azad. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I lived in a development most of my childhood. At the time of my youth, I wasn't allowed to learn about my Indigenous heritage.

Kathleen Shabanian Azad, beadwork, dreamcatchers, jewelry, crafts, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

So when I was young, I went to the library to read books and taught myself to bead and knit. Although I didn't learn about my Indigenous heritage, I learn more and more everyday from the people around me including elders. When I bead, it makes me feel happy and closer to my heritage.