Kewoy Keech Reeek Initiative (Our Burden Basket Is Full)
The Kewoy Keech Reeek Initiative is a multi-year project designed to create, house, and offer resources for regalia and other materials required to carry on cultural traditions, demonstrations and cultural arts. Regalia pieces connect people in physical, spiritual and social ways to the past, present and future. This initiative is an opportunity to contribute to ongoing lessons of reciprocity and respect that are a part of Native cultural traditions.
For our inaugural project under this initiative we are focused on teaching and making regalia items for use in women’s coming-of-age ceremonies through a series of workshops called Cho’ho-kuem’! (Let’s Make It!)