By Joshua LeClair

Anishinaabe Culture Presentation Series
Dreamcatchers © Parks Canada

Anishinaabe Culture Presentation Series
Anishinaabe style puckered moccasins © Parks Canada


Supplies to make a beaded hair clip
© Parks Canada

Pukaskwa National Park, in the heart of Anishinaabe nation, proudly presents ‘Anishinaabe Culture Presentation Series’. The speaker series, invites visitors to meet talented local First Nation members, artisans and elders, who are enthusiastic to share their Anishinaabe culture through interactive, hands-on workshops. Parks Canada is so excited to offer the series we couldn’t wait until summer 2016 to tell everyone about it!

Pukaskwa. Naturally cultural.

Visitors to Pukaskwa National Park, who participate in the Anishinaabe Culture Presentation Series, will have a unique opportunity to experience local First Nation culture and the pleasure of meeting knowledgeable workshop hosts! Through hands-on activities such as birch bark basket making, beading, and moccasin making, visitors will be exposed to various forms of Anishinaabe culture. For presenters, it is a forum for First Nation members to share their culture with visitors from around the world!

The Anishinaabe Culture Presentation Series seeks to connect visitors with Anishinaabe people to foster understanding and appreciation of Anishinaabe culture, and by extension First Nation culture.

These cultural exchanges will provide learning and sharing opportunities for visitors and presenters giving glimpses of the Anishinaabe worldview and way of life. Watch out for the summer 2016 presentation series schedule that will be posted this coming spring! For more information visit the park’s social media pages and website. Interested in becoming a series workshop presenter? Contact Joshua LeClair at 807-229-0801 ext. 234 or by email.

 


Julie Michano and Donald Michano of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) singing and drumming © Parks Canada


Visitors learning to bead © Parks Canada

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