Metis Culture Workshops

Loom-weaving Your Metis Sash ONLINE EDITION

Sign up anytime for 1 year of access.

Create your own customized Metis sash using traditional hand-looming techniques for the Arrow Pattern. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop! Your own loom, tools and supplies for the first project are shipped via Canada Post. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop that features access to the video lessons for 1 year, as well as 2 Zoom meetings/Q&A sessions with Michif Weaver Kalyn Kodiak.

Traditions of Metis Wolf Willow Rosaries – Beaded Jewelry Workshop – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, October 10th 2-4pm or 5-7pm

The ‘Silverberries’ of the Wolf Willow bush are used to make beautiful natural rosaries by the Metis people. Make your own rosary or necklace while learning about the many food, medicine and cultural uses of this beautiful Canadian Prairie plant. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Traditional Antiviral Elderberry Syrup Recipes – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, October 24th
6-8pm

Beginning with fresh elderberries, we use natural ingredients to create an old and very effective remedy for the cold & flu season. Our syrup is based on a traditional metis formula and uses natural and organic ingredients. Includes recipe, materia medica & bottle of syrup to take home with you.

Remembrance Day Poppies – The Flower Beadwork People – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 12-2pm or 3-5pm


Make a poppy or Metis-style beaded flower pin to honour a loved one or just for fun. We begin at the beginning – no experience needed for this workshop! Beads, fabric and other supplies are included for your first project. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Octopus Bag Workshop – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, November 28th
10am-4pm

Octopus bags or Fire-bags have a colorful history! “But, there are no octopus on the prairies..!!?” I hear that a lot! Learn the interesting story of the “octopus bag”, the multi-national origin of the unusual name, and make your own octopus bag in this fascinating workshop. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Sash Loom Weaving in Calgary – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday Dec. 12 9am-5pm or
Sunday Dec. 13 9am-5pm

Create your own customized Metis sash using traditional hand-looming techniques for the Arrow Pattern. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop! The loom and supplies are yours to take home at the end of the weekend. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Finger-weaving Workshops

We’re working to bring this workshop online! Please check back with us soon.

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.

Metis Medicines in Old Man River Valley @ Lethbridge

   Spring 2021

View the many edible & medicinal plants of the river valley on this fascinating historical medicine walk lead by a traditional Metis Herbalist.

Metis Medicine Walk @ Pincher Creek

Spring 2021

Explore the traditional medicine of Southern Alberta’s Metis Community. This walk is lead by Metis Knowledge Keeper Kalyn Kodiak, whose family has lived in Southern Alberta for 6 generations.

Metis Medicine Walk @ Rocky Mountain House

postponed

Explore the traditional medicines of Alberta’s Metis Community. This walk is lead by Metis Knowledge Keeper Kalyn Kodiak, whose family has lived in Alberta for 6 generations.

Medicine Bag Making Workshop

Winter 2021 – Dates TBA

Learn some of the meaning & traditions of wearing a personal medicine bag. You can use your medicine bag for prayer, protection & creativity. Anyone can make a bag to remind them of their powerful qualities. This workshop is a fundraiser for the Metis Bear Harvest events.

Metis Sash Weaving in Kelowna, BC

Postponed

Be a part of this traditional hand-looming sash class in Kelowna! Looms and all materials are provided and yours to take home after the class. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop.

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.

New workshops are scheduled every few months -please bookmark our visual calendar and check back often to see new experiences.

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