SIX NATIONS – The annual craft bazaar hosted at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena attracted hundreds over the past weekend.
Legend tells that this bazaar started out much smaller than it’s large format seen today and much like the bead workers that would sell their bead work on road sides, it remains a great example of how entrepreneurial indigenous people can be.
To add to it, there are over 27,000 indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada today. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many vendors had to set up in the upper levels of the arena’s banquet hall to give shoppers two floors of traditional and modern wares to enjoy.
From hand-made moccasins and beaded Christmas ornaments to tacos-in-a-bag, the event was a great way to get a little Christmas shopping in while helping local and out-of-town artisans and crafters.