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Indigenous Medicine Pouch Workshop

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Air Canada Window Park

345 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3B 2C3

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At this two hour workshop, participants will learn how to bead and sew a pouch by hand. An Elder will then guide participants through the Sacred Medicine teachings and medicine offerings will be given for the pouch.

Traditional teachings and offerings – Elder Carolyn Moar

Beadwork and sewing instruction – Carole Fréchette

Maximum 15 participants

Under 12 years of age, leather will be substituted for melton cloth (thick felt)



Medicine Pouches

The medicine pouch is a sacred item and usually contains tobacco and the four medicines; tobacco, sweet grass, sage, and cedar. A medicine pouch may also contain a particular token that is special or sacred to the person who owns the medicine pouch. It may contain what is known as a clan marker i.e. a bear’s claw or tooth. It may contain a small stone or piece of glass as these items may hold a special memory for the wearer. It may contain items of special significance i.e. a lock of hair or your grandmother’s ring.

Some people choose to wear their medicine pouch at all times; others choose to wear them only on special occasions, i.e. Powwows and other special ceremonies. Medicine Pouches are extremely sacred and special and provide spiritual protection to the owner.

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