Learn about the blended healing traditions of Metis people, including plant medicine traditions, Right Relationships & Living in a Good Way. This is the 3rd lesson in a series, you may join at any time. We will learn from elder Cheryle Chagnon about the medicine wheel and 4 sacred medicines. This workshop is for everyone, […]
Learn about the blended healing traditions of Metis people of Southern Alberta. Everyone is Welcome. This segment of Lii Bonn Michinn includes bear teachings, animal medicine, and a little bit of tanning, fire-building and winter skills. This event takes place outdoors around a fire. Dress warm and bring your tea mug, chairs and blankets. Some […]
The sticky buds of the Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) are the Medicine of Springtime. Used around the world to seal up wounds, they stop bleeding and relieve pain while preventing infection. The balsam tree really is Nature’s Bandage! This festival of trees is part herb-walk, part outdoor apothecary experience. We will steep our medicine over an open fire, from harvest to creation of a take-home medicine chest of balsam tree goodies, all in one afternoon.
This is an important time for "Womens' Medicine"/ "Michinn dii Faam", and of course for any person who owns a uterus - no matter how they identify. Everyone is welcome to this workshop, uterus or not. We will focus on the plants that flower in late April and early May, which provide some of our best traditional medicines. We will also celebrate the first full moon after the vernal equinox, the start of the Frog Moon.
Lii Bonn Michinn Spring Plant Walk - Meet the Medicines in Flower at Nose Hill Park, Calgary. Following suite with other Lii Bonn Michinn workshops, this event is an intensive 3-hour teaching on the identification of, and traditional uses for, food and medicine plants available in the prairie/grassland ecosystem in May. Workshop For: This workshop […]
Elderberry is one of our best traditional antiviral medicines and a traditional source of food, tools and a rainbow spectrum of dyes for clothing and crafts. In this workshop we'll be making elderberry syrup from scratch, and getting creative along the way with tie-dyes and litmus tests - thanks to the fascinating science of elderberry […]
Explore 3 unique ecosystems in Fish Creek Park with a Metis Herbalist. We will move along the riverbanks, under cottonwoods and through the prairie grasses of the Bow River Valley, sharing information from Metis plant culture and relationships. Teachings on the identification of, and traditional uses for food and medicine plants of the Metis focus […]
Lii Bonn Michinn Plant Walk in the Foot hills! The flowers of berry bushes, trees and edible greens will be springing up with renewed energy in June! This is the best time to learn traditional plant identification skills, and to harvest the last of the spring greens. As always, this Lii Bonn Michinn workshop is […]