Wiigwaas (Birchbark) Earrings Workshop led by Nikki Shawana
Saturday 11 September 2pm // This workshop is virtual and will take place via Zoom.
Workshop packages can be picked up at the FirstOntario PAC on Wed 8 Sept or Thur 9 Sept between 9am-5pm. You’ll receive an email from Diana Moser, email@example.com to arrange a date/time for pickup. Please register by Tues 7 Sept at 4pm. Your workshop zoom link will be emailed to you on Fri 10 Sept.
Cost is $15 per participant – $10 additional cost to receive package via mail.
Wiigwaas (Birchbark) Earrings with 3 Bead Edging
In this workshop, participants will receive all of the materials and instruction to complete a pair of beautifully beaded birch bark earrings with artist and facilitator, Nikki Shawana. During the workshop, Nikki will also share her knowledge about traditional harvesting techniques and uses of birch bark.
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.