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Mi’Kmaq Basketry Workshop SOLD OUT!
June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$50
The Kentville Business Community and the Kings County Museum present—
A one-day traditional basket weaving workshop with Frank Meuse of Bear River First Nations . The workshop participants will start their day with a smudging ceremony and sharing circle .The day will be spent weaving a small traditional Mi’kmaq ash basket . All materials will be provided. The day will end with a sharing circle before our farewells at 5PM.
June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This time was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of all First Nations and for us particularly, our Mi’kmaq community here in the Annapolis Valley.
We would like to focus on celebrating their significant contribution by offering the opportunity to learn the basics of the traditional skill of basket weaving.