is Cultural Revival
Let's Decolonize and return to Culture
Our Indigenous culture has been subject to oppression, racism, and cultural appropriation for centuries.
When we wear our Regalia, we are taking back what has been stolen from us:
our birthright to express our history, our creativity, our sacred traditions and our stories.
Find Healing Through Regalia
As a daughter of a 60’s Scoop survivor, our shared trauma threatened to permanently cut us off from participating in our culture. Making, wearing and dancing in Regalia has been a powerful part of my healing journey. Reconnecting to my culture through fashion and dance has brought me and my family back home to the life I was always meant to live.
I want you to experience this healing too.
Over 20 years of teaching experience. Thousands of students from across Turtle Island.
Over 200, 000 views on viral dance video.
Recently I’ve been on a personal journey of expressing, developing, and reclaiming my identity by re-learning my culture, language and heritage. Along the way there’s been mistakes made, lessons learned and a new awakening inside me. As a young girl, I danced in my ribbon dress in hopes of one day making a fancy shawl. I grew up and lost that dream, only to realize in these past years how precious those teachings were. Today I’m eager to continue that journey with the Jingle Dress.
Make Your Own Regalia
Choose Your Level of Support
Choose Your Pattern
From full Regalia to your favourite accessories, you can continue to build your Regalia collection or begin with your very first piece!
Variety of easy-to-use patterns
Wide range of sizes for children and adults
Patterns mailed right to you
Follow Along With The Course
I've made a video series to help you learn to sew your Regalia from start to finish!
Learn new sewing skills (starting with threading a machine)
Get pro-tips for getting the details just right
All teachings rooted in Anishinaabe culture and honour the sacred practices of Regalia-making
What is Regalia?
Regalia is the name for the clothing that we as Indigenous people wear to important events and ceremonial gatherings, especially powwows.
Regalia is not a costume. It is living art we wear to honour and practice our culture. It's traditional and sacred because each one tells a story – our individual stories, our ancestral stories, our community's stories and our culture's stories.
How Will You Personalize Your Regalia?
Customize your design with colours, fabrics, beadwork, appliqué and accessories so you can tell your story in your own way.
When you personalize your Regalia with colours, symbols and materials that are meaningful to you, your Regalia can tell a story.
Your story can inspire the healing journey of others in your community, and revitalize the cultural traditions that are our Indigenous birthright.
What story will you share with the world?
Your connection to your community.
Your healing journey.
Your relationship with the land.
Your family history.
The values you live by.
Making your own Regalia means you'll have traditional skills
that you can pass on to our next generation.
What if the next generation of Indigenous children were connected to their culture from the start? When your cultural revival begins, it will continue on with them.
Learn to make Regalia that fits you perfectly. Personalize it with the symbols, colours and materials that connect you with your culture.
Embody the healing experience of Regalia by wearing it alongside your community and dancing in it at powwows.
Pass on the sacred knowledge and skills of Regalia-making to others in your community and the next generation.