‘Sewing to Show Love and Support,’ Window Project

Tłı̨chǫ people of all ages are challenged to design and create hearts to hang or display in their windows. This is a way to show love and support for the families who have recently lost loved ones.

This is also a way for children to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as we honour our parents and grandparents.  

  • Use whatever material you have on hand: cloth, hide, wood, canvas or paper. Decorate with beads, embroidery, buttons, paint, photos or whatever else you think of.
  • Up load a photo of your heart to the Tłı̨chǫ Government ‘Sewing to Show Love and Support’ facebook page or Instagram page #Tłı̨chǫheart #Tłı̨chǫUnity

In August of 2020, we will collect 100 hearts from those who wish to display them in a 100th Anniversary exhibit celebrating the signing of Treaty 11.

Look out for other 100th Anniversary challenges including:

Sewers are also invited to contribute to a display of 100 applique fish for a wall hanging also celebrating the 100th Anniversary. Several elders through the JESH outreach program have already started on this project.

Supported by:

  • Department of Culture and Lands Protection.
  • Department of Client Services.
  • NWT Native Women’s Association.
  • Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency.


For more information contact:
Karen Gelderman,
Heritage Resources and Arts Facilitator, 
Department of Culture and Lands Protection

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