Annie Smith's beaded moose hide slippers

Sherry, the writer, has a new pair of slippers. 
They came from the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre
here in Dawson City. 
Danoja Zho means Long Time Ago House 
and it offers interpretive programming around 
the history and culture of the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation.

The slippers are made from moose hide 
and trimmed with beaver and beads by the artist Annie Smith.

Annie Smith was born and raised in Whitehorse. She is a member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation.  When she was growing up her parents taught her  how to fish, hunt, trap and to dry fish and meat. Summers were spent  at fish camps  as well as picking berries, tanning hides and sewing. Her mother and aunts taught Annie to sew and do bead work.  Annie has supported herself through sewing most of her life. Annie has nine daughters, one son and many grandchildren. Two of Annie's art works are part of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection
She continues to create slippers and other works to this day.

Find out more about the Tr'ondek Hwech'in by going to www.trondekheritage.com
and about the Kwanlin Dun at kwanlindunculturalcentre.com

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