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