The annual Visit with the People of Red River was held yesterday at the Musée de St Boniface. Twelve stations of activities were available. Students made a rotatation through six activities, twenty minutes each during their half-day at the Musée.
My activity has always given students a basic understanding of weaving, and fingerweaving in particular. That’s why I developed the fingerweaving dance twelve years ago.
Still working on that sprang book. I’ve sent drafts off for editing. I am amazed at the helpful comments that have come back to me. Details such as staying with the same tense, switching person are just not in my mind when I set out to write these things. Yes, they do make a big difference, will make a cleaner, more readable end product.
The book is still in progress.
Carol acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. Carol also acknowledges that sprang is part of many indigenous traditions and found in various forms all over the world. Let us re-discover this technique together.
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