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The Canadian Aboriginal Festival presents an opportunity for visitors to hear and meet with some of the most distinguished First Nations Elders and Healers. Discussions on traditional ways, including spirituality and healing will be among the many topics.

For details on past Traditioal Teachngs events, please see the archive section.

Traditional Teachings & Other Classes & Demonstrations

Saturday, Nov. 27th and Sunday, Nov. 28th

Please choose a class/ demonstration:

Leonard McCallum, Cree Nation Healer
Does hands on healing that is directed by the Creator
Dressing Room 5 - "A" Room, located behind the Arena (Ice)
$60.00/ person per session. Book your appointment in advance or on a first come first serve basis.
For more info., please contact Brad:
Phone: 1-866-991-2355
E-mail: thegift2009@live.ca
Website: www.whitethunderbird.net
Times for Sat./Sun.:
10:30 am; 11 am; 11:30 am;
12 noon Lunch Break
1:00 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm; 2:30 pm; 3 pm;
3:30 pm; 4:00 pm; 4:30 pm; 5 pm; 5:30 pm;

Christine Skye, Mohawk Nation, Traditional Corn Workshop
Ms. Skye will talk on the importance of our ancestors corn and demonstrate the various ways to prepare corn and provide food samples.
Workshop is in the Press Lounge, located behind the Arena (Ice) Free admission. Room seats up to 20 people.
Times for Sat./Sun.: 2:00 pm, 45 minutes

Ima Johnson, Mohawk Nation Elder, Traditional Storytelling
On Saturday, Nov. 27th, Creation Story and the Thanksgiving Address.
On Sunday, Nov. 28th, Strawberry Stories and Corn Stories.
Storytelling is in the Press Lounge, located behind the Arena (Ice)
Free admission. Room seats up to 20 people. Times for Sat./Sun.: 3 pm, 45 minutes

Robert Morgan, Soapstone Carver
On Sat. - Learn on hands experience in the art of soapstone carving with the "STONEMAN"
Workshop is in the Press Room, located behind the Arena (Ice)
Free admission. Seats up to 20 people.
Times for Sat./Sun.: 11:30 am, 45 minutes

Ken Maracle, Mohawk Nation, Wampum Belt Presentation
Mr. Maracle will show and tell the various wampum belts and their significance. And, it is not "Money!"
Presentation is in the Press Room, located behind the Arena (Ice)
Free admission. Seats up to 20 people.
Times for Sat./Sun.: 2:30 pm, 45 minutes

Elva Jamieson and Gayle Myke, Foot Reflexology
Certified Practioners "Wholistic Alternative Therapy"
A simple, non-invasive method to help balance the body and serves to relax, improve circulation and promote a general feeling of wellness.
Fee is $20.00/person for a 15 min. session.
No appointments necessary. First come first serve basis.
Foot Reflexology service in room located behind The Arena (Ice).
Times for Sat./Sun.: 11 am to 5 pm

Marcel Labelle, Metis Nation, Birchbark Canoe Maker
He will demonstrate the making of a life size canoe made from birchbark.
His canoe display is located in the "Food Seating Area"
The demonstration will take place throughout Sat. & Sun. Times for Sat./Sun.: 10 am to closing

National Defence Pavilion
New to the pavilion is a "Kids Obstacle Course" presented by the Canadian Armed Forces. Your children will enjoy this!
The pavilion is located in the Arts & Craft Marketplace.
Times for Sat./Sun: 10 am to 6 pm

 



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