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Yolanda Swearinger

Yolanda Swearinger, leather moccasins, pass the feather,

Yolanda Swearinger

Yolanda Swearinger

Blackfeet Nation

Yolanda Swearinger created a line of leather moccasins for adults, children and leather handbags. She is a Blackfeet artist who grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation, Badgercreek, Montana. Yolanda's Grandmother, Mary, taught her to make moccasins when she was young. Her Grandmother used to make moccasins for the children who went without shoes on their reservation. Mary taught Yolanda to tan and prepare her work. Yolanda's main goal is to pass on this craft to the younger generations as she feels it's important to know our culture and teach other cultures a wonderful art.

 

Yolanda Swearinger, leatherwork, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

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