Herald of the Native Cousins Gifting Economy

“They kept us apart and we were impotent. When we didn’t know each other yet or  that we are cousins, each of us was much weaker than we are now. It has been a long long time coming. Congratulations to whoever is behind this.  New and hopeful developments for employment in our communities is very welcome. Yes, we want to work with you and take advantage if this opportunity.”  Red Deer at Standing Rock

Youth Artisan
Training Program

YOUTH ARTISAN TRAINING PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS STARTING OUT ON THE ROAD OF LIFE WITH  INTENTION OF FORMING A SOUND FAMILY.

IT IS WITH YOUNG PERSONS
IN MIND THAT THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES A BASIS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HOME INDUSTRY LAPIDARY ARTS HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY PRODUCTION.

We only want to do things for real.

The children of the native Canadian nations to recieve specialized training in lapidary arts, including materials preparation, mosaic formation and inlay, motor-sanding, polish and buff. These skills are readily masterable by an able young person. By adding this jewelry-making art into the community, the canadian first nation artisan expresses determination to live sanely in the modern world as a craftsperson with pride in artesanal product and tools. These young persons with energy and hope, with motivation and character get to take a complete course in setting up the home jewelry production workshop. Not as a hobby, rather how to master the art of producing stone mosaic jewelry in production quantity to provide the home engine of economic activity.

Economic benefits of this program include
representing jewelry product as native and the employment of local stone materials.

 Each recognized tribal band is encouraged to recommend two persons to be hosted in the home of a qualified lapidary artsworker in Mexico. The students are welcome to stay just about as long as they like until mastering mosaic stone work.  Offer is on behalf of the local artisans, sponsors of the program who are content to offer their homes and jewelry workshops and their old-time hospitality. Initiative has been launched in the interest of developing genuine mutual respect relations with our cousins in the North on the basis of mutual respect, for the purpose of preparing further proposals of great advantage to both communities.

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Eskimo artisans to Taxco to study lapidary arts

Original model program. William Spratling invites Alaskans to Taxco.

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