Open Beading: Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association started offering beading classes to Turtle Mountain community members in 2011 and has continued to do so, with a variety of bead projects focusing on the rich traditions of the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa Indian. Some of the community members who have participated in previous bead classes still gather every Tuesday evening for two to three hours to work personal projects. This small group has developed some very good friendships, which is always an important part of TMTAA’s vision.