Sewing blankets

sewing blankets

Stephanie Hagenaars

Julia Wilson, far left, Erika Kozar, and Dorothy Friday were busy making baby blankets at the United Native Friendship Centre’s building on Mowat Avenue on Friday. The workshop is part of a “Heritage Series” of art and crafts, held in partnership by the UNFC and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, to promote cultural training and exchange, as well as traditional parenting. Supplies for the crafts, as well as a light lunch and healthy snack, are provided. The next “Heritage Series” workshop will be held on Sept. 14, when baby moccasins and soother straps will be made. Those interested can contact Sarah DeGagne, aboriginal pre-natal nutrition worker at the UNFC, at 274-8541 ext. 286 or via e-mail at