drum making workshop
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In the winter of 2022 we had a unique opportunity for our members to experience making traditional Indigenous frame drums. We were fortunate to have be led through this process by Glenn Patterson, who began the workshop with a smudging ceremony and blended traditional teachings throughout this drum making workshop. Glen is an artist, drum-maker, singer, storyteller, educator and filmmaker. He believes that the drum as your ‘centre’, your connection to the earth, can become an empowering tool to self-awareness and realization. Glenn also facilitates cultural ceremonies and a men’s warrior program.
We now offer these beautifully made drums on loan to our community partners for drumming classes at local mental health housing sites.