Monica DWS

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About Monica DWS

I am an indigenous Alaskan. I am Tlingit, Aleut, and Athabaskan. My grandmother was sent to Jesse Lee Home in Seward, Alaska from Chalkyitsic, Alaska when she was just a child, so I was fairly cut off from my roots as an interior native. My mother introduced me to beadwork when I was just a girl, but I found it difficult to be interested in it. Just this last year I have grown to love it. Being able to create art with nothing but dead things, thread, and beads is a link to my ancestors and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
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Once we get $100, I plan on heading to the big city and getting more supplies and possibly work on starting a beaver-trimmed parka 
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