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Cultural significance of First Nation’s traditional crafts

By Manavpreet Singh, Energetic City, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

FORT ST.JOHN, B.C. – Local First Nations members believe traditional art and crafts signify the strength of Indigenous cultural identity.

According to Sandra Apsassin, the Elders coordinator for Blueberry River First Nation, sewing and beaded designs are art forms that define and shape her personality.

Apsassin believes traditional crafts have an influential role in preserving Indigenous communities’ cultural history. 

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