Textile/Fiber Arts Project.
This is the story:
On March 1, a group of
Indigenous women began their walk from the headwaters of the Mississippi
River all the way to the Gulf of Mexico as a healing prayer for the
River, for Water. We are calling on all hands and hearts of the world –
hands of artists, of young people, of women, of communities, of schools -
to create fiber/textile pieces inspired in Water, in the Mississippi,
as a healing prayer for the River and to accompany the women
and their supporters as they walk the talk. These pieces will be sewn
together on April 27-28 with healing, mending stitches to form the
How to Mend Her Broken Heart: The Sister Mississippi River
A vision came of many, many hands coming together in a healing
prayer by creating, weaving, beading, stitching, patching, mending,
felting, embroidering, knitting and then putting together the pieces of a
long, handmade Sister Mississippi river. The fibers, the stitches, will
make her better and she will feel the love from this gesture of many
hearts and hands.
Participants should do this art and handwork
with all of their intentions and prayers for the River, and all of their
support and gratitude for the women who are praying with their walk.
People are also invited to share the stories, histories and struggles of
their peoples and communities for Water.