Submitted by: Nichole M. Leveck

Materials: Fabric from my first jingle dress in 2014. Bridal satin and red velvet are the fabrics used.

This mask was made after finding fabrics from my first jingle dress made back in 2014 to heal from a rare heart condition I was diagnosed with that year.
After the recent invasion of Wet’suwet’en and the continuation of the pipe line construction and man camps during this global quarantine; the awareness of our murdered and missing women and girls is vital even more right now.
This mask was made to honour those lost and to bring awareness to the threat our community faces and have been facing since colonialism.

This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.