Workshop length: 90 minutes
Workshop capacity: 25
The deadline to register for the workshops is 7 Sept 2020 at 4pm.
Deadline to register and have packages mailed: Tues 1 Sept at 11:59pm
At the end of your order, you will have the option of either picking up your workshop materials via no-charge “Curbside Pick-Up” at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines (Thurs 3 Sept 2020 between 4-6pm or Tues 8 Sept between 9-11am), or you can select the Mail delivery option for a $5 charge.
All packages will be mailed 2 Sept 2020.
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants closer to the workshops.
Participants will learn to create their very own mini sweetgrass basket.
Sweetgrass baskets have been a part of Indigenous culture for generations and generations. Sweetgrass baskets are used to store jewelry, use as decoration, give as a gift and other uses we will discuss in the workshop.
*hand sewing experience an asset
Nikki Shawana is an Indigenous artist from the Odawa Nation (Anishinaabe), Eagle clan. Her roots are from Wiikwemkoong, Manitoulin Island, however, she grew up in Southern Ontario. Nikki currently resides and raises her family in Norfolk County.
Nikki started Pow Wow dancing at an early age as a way to keep connected to her Anishinaabe culture while growing up in an urban setting.
For the past 15 years, Nikki has been educating others about Indigenous culture through performances, workshops, classes and speaking engagements at various schools, community organizations and special events throughout Ontario and New York State.
Today, Nikki is a well-known and reputable Pow Wow Dancer, Hoop Dancer, Singer and Crafts person. She continues to gather teachings from Elders and community members and is passionate about teaching others about Indigenous culture through the Arts.