Kalyn Kodiak, Metis Herbalist & Speaker

Tisser des ceintures fléchées au Festival des Sucres

Parmi les nombreuses activités au Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres, il y aura des ateliers pour apprendre comment tisser des ceintures fléchées. On est allé à la rencontre de Kalyn Kodiak, un des artisans qui mènera les ateliers.

Posted by ICI Alberta on Friday, March 1, 2019

Herbalist Kalyn Kodiak enjoys sharing stories and skills from Metis culture, the art of Herbal medicine, and other traditions of the Southern Alberta Metis. Some of her favorite topics include:

  • 80 Years on the Plains: The Story of Marie Rose Delorme Smith, Metis Midwife, Herbalist & Author. Marie Rose grew up in a trade caravan, and settled the prairies near present-day Pincher Creek with her rancher husband. She was the contemporary of well-known early Albertans such as Kootenay Brown, Blue-Flash-of-Lightning, Father Albert Lacombe, and Chief Crowchild, as well as famous outlaws, Charcoal and Billy the Kid. Her perspective as a trader’s daughter turned matriarch is full of stories of hardship, celebration, resourcefulness and courage in the old West.
  • How the Metis Used Herbs: Recipes & Remedies from my Great-great-Grandmother. Delve into the history of herbalism from an indigenous perspective. With her great-great-grandmother’s recipe book in hand, Kalyn will demonstrate various methods for keeping a family healthy and happy in the treaty days, using only materials to be found on-hand in a prairie homestead.
  • All of Creation is our Relations: A Metis look at Belonging
  • History & Contemporary Symbolism of the Metis Sash
  • The Organoleptic Museum of Herbs
  • Herbs for Limber Muscles, Strong Bones & Healthy Joints
  • “I have lived many winters” – Keeping the Immune System Strong
  • A Crash Course in Formulating Old Time Herbal Remedies
  • “The Peoples’ Tree” – Medicine of the Poplar Trees
  • Medicine & Meditations: Meeting Spirit Helpers
  • The Pleasure of Tea: Blending, Tasting & Connecting

Custom speeches are available, please email Kalyn@KodiakHerbal.com to discuss creating a presentation for your group.