Pin made by Elder Pauline Twoyoungmen

Stoney Nakoda Beading Workshop

Stoney Nakoda Nation Elder Pauline Twoyoungmen and beading artists led an afternoon workshop November 20, 2022 to learn to bead a pin to wear on one’s shirt or coat.

Participants learned in small groups, each led by a beading artist, as an opportunity to get to know each other and build relationships with our First Nations neighbours.


The diamond is a common Nakoda design.

The subject of the pin was an Indigenous symbol to represent one’s support of the planned Indigenous Centre in Cochrane.

Following the workshop, all had a social time with Elder J. R. Twoyoungmen. J.R. is a retired school teacher and had a vital role in the Stoney Cultural Education Program from 1971-1975. He loves to continue teaching contemporary history and kindly answers our questions.


Items made by Elder Pauline Twoyoungmen

Sunday, November 20
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Seniors on the Bow
(2nd floor Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre)
Adult 18+ and Youth 14-17 yrs
Fee: Seniors on the Bow Members – $15
Non-Seniors on the Bow Members – $30


Materials: The cost of materials for the course was included in the registration fee.

We are grateful to Seniors on the Bow Society for their support of this relationship-building event!