Metis Culture Workshops

Metis Beading – Flowers & Poppies

Thursday, January 16th 6:30-8:30pm
Make a poppy or Metis-style beaded flower pin to honour a loved one or just for fun.

Traditions of the Wolf Willow Rosary

Tuesday January 21 6:30-8:30pm

The ‘Silver-berries’ of the Wolf Willow bush are traditionally used to make beautiful natural rosaries by the Metis people. Make your own rosary while learning about the food, medicine and cultural uses of this beautiful Canadian Prairie plant.

Loom-weaving Your Metis Sash

DATE CHANGED: Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm, Feb 1st & 2nd

Be a part of the first hand-looming sash class ever in Calgary! Looms and all materials are provided. Everyone will create their own sash to wear.

Metis Finger-weaving Workshops

Tuesday, January 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Begin with the basics or advance your knowledge of the traditional art of sash weaving, while making your own bracelet or hatband. All experience levels are welcome.

Medicine of the Bear Spirit

Tuesday, February 11th 6:30-8:30pm

Bears are sacred animals, cousins of humans and teachers of healing. Learn how bear became a medicine teacher, and how the parts of the bear are used for food and medicine. We will enjoy a short meditation to ask the bear spirit for help and teachings.

Personal Medicine Bag Workshops

Tuesday, February 25th 6:30-8:30pm

Learn a few traditions of wearing a personal medicine bag as a protective and creative force, and make your own bag to honour and keep your medicine.

Balsam Harvest & Medicine Festival

Sunday February 23rd 12:00-4:00pm, or Sunday March 15th 12:00-4:00pm

Nature’s First-Aid kit is the stately Balsam Poplar, better known as the stately Cottonwood. There are many medicinal varieties in the Populus genus, all of them Man’s Best Friend in Northern one country or another. We will meet and identify the Poplars, brew tree medicine in an outdoor apothecary, and fry up a traditional snack to enjoy while we learn.

Adventures in the Woods Wild Picnic & Plantwalk

Saturday in May 2020   11am-3pm (Date TBA)
A picnic and plantwalk through the soft spring meadows of Kananaskis country! Picnic lunch is included.

Blossoms of Early Summer Picnic & Plantwalk

Saturday in June 2020   11am – 3pm (Date TBA)
Return to the mountains to view the flowering plants in all their Glory! Meadows, Prairies and forest landscapes and a gourmet lunch in the wild.

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