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I grew up living in Fort Providence. I learned to sew from Culture class in school in Fort Providence. They had a little trailer next to the school dedicated to our traditions and culture. As kids we would be so happy to have a whole afternoon knowing we were going to be in culture class. Margaret Vandell and the Late Anastasia Nadli taught me how to sew and learn to live in a good way in that program. It was very hard to bead and to draw for me at that time. We made quilts, mittens, sewed uppers (i tried) and made purses. I leaned how to flat bead, loom bead and embroider. As I grew older they taught me to make slippers and made my first pair when I was 19 years old. I am forever grateful for that time in my life to learn such things.