I have a favorite black polyester skirt, could I turn it into a ribbon skirt by adding ribbon, or are ribbon skirts always out of calico/cotton?

You do you girl!
Ribbon skirts are about women being empowered and remembering our sacredness, Tala Tootoosis shares that “It’s teaching them [women] to be empowered and that they already are resilient. Women already have power. A woman is protection because she is a woman. And when you have that understanding you learn boundaries.”
Ribbon skirts have become a universal symbol of resistance, land and water protection and a symbol of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
By creating your own take on the ribbon skirt, you are honoring yourself and your people.
Send a pic if you can!
Take care,
Auntie Manda