The Star Blanket is a cultural representation of the gifting of the buffalo robe. This is a gift that is given to honour a person for a significant achievement or event. For example, a graduation, a marriage, a birth, and also, a passing of a loved one.
The “Sunrise” star blanket is painted with the colours of the sunrise: Red, Orange, Yellow and White. This represents our babies, our children and our youth. They are the newest members of our communities and show us the new ways of living and being. They have the clearest vision and a youthful energy which shapes our futures. They teach us the ways in which we need to change our cultures for the better.