Beaded flowers and birds are a cultural connection for this Athabascan artist | INDIE ALASKA

Angela Łot’oydaatlno Gonzalez is a Koyukon Athabascan woman who learned traditional beading as a child. But with the hustle and bustle of adulthood, she lost touch with some of her Alaska Native cultural traditions and heritage. When she finally had the chance to start beading again did she find a reconnection. Here is her story.

Angela has a youtube series that teaches beading techniques: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwQpiWUjnr2rTxqoHiFJNhkje-9VQMQmT

Video and Story by Shiri Segal

Music by Firstcom and APM Music