Cree8 will be hosting a Medicine Wheel Teachings, Smudging, and Medicine Bag Making Workshop
Wednesday, December 16 & Wednesday, December 23
Online over Zoom Meetings
Smudging & Medicine Wheel Teachings
Smudging is a sacred way to cleanse, balance, pray and connect to Mother Earth. The medicines used honour the teachings of Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel. We honour and value each medicine is part of the Medicine Wheel that balances and as sustains us. Each individual may have a deeper connection to a particular medicine or direction depending on what is needed in their life at the time. Although traditions, medicines and stories may be slightly different depending on the Nation, Region or
individual sharing the teachings, the message is always of balance and healing. The Medicine Wheel and Smudging are an integral part of many First Nations and Indigenous cultures throughout Turtle Island.
* If you Require a Smudge Kit or supplies which may include a Shell or Pan, Medicines, or matches, please contact Chantal as we have some kits available or can direct you to acquire supplies.
Medicine Bags also called Medicine Pouches, carry our four sacred medicines close to our hearts. They protect and guide us along our journey, reminding us of our connection to Mother Earth, all living things and ourselves. Sometimes they contain stones, shells, feathers, keepsakes or items of significance in addition to the sacred medicines.
Chantal will share and guide you through the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, Smudging and the creation of your Medicine Bags. You will choose your hide and materials after the initial teachings are shared. Chantal will deliver packages with all the aspects you will need to assemble your Medicine bags including Hide, Lacing, Sinew, Button, and tools required. The Four Sacred Medicines will also be provided in prayer ties to incorporate into your completed Medicine Bag.
Medicine Wheel Teachings and Smudging
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Medicine Bag Making
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Link and details will be sent over email before the teachings and workshop sessions.
The Four Sacred Medicines - Sweetgrass, Cedar, Sage and Red Willow Bark (in Place of Tobacco)
Deer, Moose, Elk or Buffalo Hide for the Bags
Suede or Leather Lacing
Bone, Horn, Wood or Antler Beads for Button Closure
Sinew for Stitching
We humbly request $40 for workshop to cover to cost of Materials and Instruction.
Materials for additional bags can be purchased for an additional $25/each.
Please pre-register Online Below:
By Email Transfer: Chantal@Cree8.ca
We also accept Cheque or money order, mail or drop off to:
1487 Northmount Drive NW
If you would like to donate in full or part to give someone the opportunity to attend, your generous gift would be very much appreciated.
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For additional information or to register, please contact;
*If you need to make payment arrangements or need sponsorship, please contact Chantal directly.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435118244313609/
205 8 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
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