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Mi’kmaw artists’ Nike high-tops Beadwork custom

A closer look at the design used in Cheyenne Isaac-Gloade’s beaded sneakers. She used traditional Mi’kmaq symbols of mountains and the sky with vibrant fire colours. The past stepped into the present amid piles of beads in Millbrook First Nation this weekend. Mi’kmaw artists Cheyenne Isaac-Gloade and husband Garrett Gloade welcomed young people into a beading workshop on Saturday. But the traditional artform was given a twist, as they showed participants how to bring Indigenous beading to 30 pairs of…

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