Tribal stoles created by Menominee artist honor UW-Green Bay graduates
Carrie Chapman-Peters thinks about the person and what they will do in life as she creates a graduation stole for them to mark their Indigenous heritage. As an artist who is Menominee living on the Menominee Reservation, she follows the tenet of “sewing with good intention” — and a lot of thought and love goes into each piece she creates.“ And if you don’t feel good one day, you don’t sew that day because you don’t want those feelings to go into your sewing,” Chapman-Peters said. The stoles she made for 10 students who graduated from UW-Green Bay this month were so popular that about 20 more were ordered by students that Chapman-Peters is currently making. She was approached about the project by Crystal Lepscier, the First Nations Student Success coordinator at UWGB.