The Kanien’kehá:ka Roatitiahkwa Cultural Centre, established in 1978, is recognized as the cultural institution of Kahnawake. Beading classes are one of the major activities organized by the Centre. The Centre is ensuring that the tradition of manufacturing is maintained and that beading remains an integral part of the Iroquois identity by helping to train future artists.

The Kanien’kehá:ka Roatitiahkwa Cultural Centre in Kahnawake offers classes where adults and children can learn the art of beading. Pauline Loft teaches here and shows young students the various beading stitches. Kanien’kehá:ka children can thus grow up understanding the meaning and significance of beading as their mothers and grandmothers did before them.
The McCord Museum of Canadian History

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