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Beading artisan crafts to remember Indigenous veterans – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY— An Anishinaabekwe artisan from Nipissing First Nation can hardly keep up with the demand for her beautiful, beaded poppy pins.

Indigenous people wear the crafted pins for Remembrance Day to commemorate someone they knew who fought for Canada. Lily Armstrong starting beading the poppies about five years ago.

“If you wear the beaded one, it tends to have meaning about a Native veteran.”

This year, Lily is using porcupine quills in her pattern.

“Every year I change designs to make it different.”

Lily started creating other pins for awareness such as Orange Shirt Day.

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