Metis Culture Workshops

Metis Finger-weaving Workshops

Sat & Sun, Nov. 2nd & 3rd, 12-3pm
Thurs, Nov. 28 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.

Traditions of the Wolf Willow Rosary

Wed., October 2nd 6-9pm
Sat, Nov. 23rd 6-9pm

Silverberries are traditionally used to make beautiful natural rosaries by the Metis people. Make your own rosary while learning about the food and medicine benefits of this plant.

Beading Remembrance Poppies

Wed, Oct. 6th 6-9pm
Sat, Oct. 9th 1-3pm

Make a poppy or other flower to wear, to honour a loved one or just for fun.

Loom-weaving the Red River Sash

Sat 4-8pm & Sun 12-4pm, Oct. 19th & 20th

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.

Balsam Harvest & Medicine Festival

Learn all about Nature’s medicine chest, the Balsam Poplar! Poplar is the Man’s Best Friend of trees. We will brew tree medicine outdoors, and fry some tasty traditional bannock to enjoy with our tea.

Medicine of the Bear Spirit

Thurs, Oct. 10th 6-9pm

Bears are sacred animals, cousins of humans and teachers of healing. Learn how bear medicine is used, spiritually, emotionally and physically, and engage in a Bear Meditation to ask the Bear Spirit to guide you.

Personal Medicine Bag Workshops

Fri, Dec. 13th 6:30-9:00pm
Learn about traditions of personal spirit pouches from around the world, and make your own bag to keep your medicine.

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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