Anishinaabe Cultural Workshop Series
Join us at the Fort la Reine Museum this Summer to take part in the Anishinaabe Cultural Workshop Series! These are FREE workshops, and are open to all ages and backgrounds! Brought to you in partnership with the Women of Mother Earth Network, and generously funded by the Community Foundation of Portage and District.
JULY 3 (6:30-8:30pm) - TRADITIONAL TEA MAKING CEREMONY
Explore the Museum's newest summer exhibit: Miijim,Traditional Foods of the Anishinaabeg. Learn about traditional Anishinaabeg tea collecting practices, tea uses and ceremonial values, and make your own tea to take home!
JULY 17 (6:30-8:30pm) - PANEL DISCUSSION ON RECONCILIATION
Join us for a diverse panel discussion on Reconciliation in the arts and cultural sector. Panel to be confirmed before announcement
JULY 31 (6:30-8:30pm) - SEWING BEE
Learn how to make your own traditional Anishinaabe skirt, as part of the Skirt Project (brought to you by the Women of Mother Earth Network). The Skirt Project aims to produce 500 skirts to raise awareness to the development of the female Anishinaabe identity and Reconciliation.
AUGUST 17 (TIME TBA) - DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS
Observe and learn about the four traditional Anishinaabe dances on the mainstage during the "I Heart Heritage Festival" at the Museum.
AUGUST 28 (6:30-8:30pm) - SHARING CIRCLE
Take part in our series wrap-up with a sharing circle, to discuss our personal life experiences (either in general, or on indigenous identities and multi-cultural conversations)