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Native American Drum Making Workshop
September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT| $245 – $285
Organized by: Oklevueha Native American Church of New York
We are delighted to announce that ONACNY is offering a Native American Drum Making Workshop to our community in September 2019. We are honored to invite Squamish native elder Tsawaysia Spukwus (aka. Alice Guss) from British Columbia, Canada to lead the workshop.
About Native American Drum-Making & Birthing:
“Making your own drum begins a journey – as you will transform Mother Nature’s Gift into a musical instrument.”
“Drums have been used for thousands of years and by many cultures. The drum beat works as a conduit connecting the resonance sound of the human heartbeat and the rhythm of the heartbeat of Mother Earth. When the drum dries, we keep the heartbeat alive by beating the drum. Our culture teaches us that the more drums played, the more harmony, connection, and understanding we have of one mind, one body and one spirit.” ~ Tsawaysia Spukwas
First Day ~ Making the Sacred Drum:
- Sacred Circle Introduction
- Ceremonial Welcoming Song
- Passing of the Eagle Feather
- Materials & Instruction
- Native Songs & Storytelling, Legends, Teachings of making a drum prior to European contact
Deadline for Registration & Payment: August 20th, 2019. To register or for any questions, please reply to this invitation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details are below.
Second Day ~ Birthing the Sacred Drum by the water:
- Birthing your Drum & Closing Ceremony with Native American medicine songs
About the instructor:
Tsawaysia Spukwus (aka. Alice Guss) is a Squamish Nation member. Her father, Pekultn was a Hereditary Chief from North Vancouver. Her mother Gwen Harry is 88 years old and still very active in her community. Her family is strong, committed and active in the preservation of their culture and heritage. With over 20 years working with First Nation’s communities as a Director of Education and 15 years delivering Sacred Drum Making workshops, Tsawaysia is masterful at bringing innovative learning opportunities to all people through workshops, drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling. She is an avid participant in healing Tribal Journeys and more recently co-produced a number of documentaries including ‘Squamish Nation: Stories from the Heart’, ‘Tribal Journeys’, and ‘Riding with the First Nation’s Snowboard Team’.
The Oklevueha Native American Church of New York (ONACNY) community welcomes you with open arms and heart on your path to experiencing and exploring your inner Universe and feeling abundantly empowered through your choices to living a thriving, vibrant, loving, and soul satisfying life. We are a community dedicated to sharing urban shamanic ways with earth-based medicine ceremonies and workshops to connect, evolve, and transform into who we are becoming. Let us support your journey to unfold the gifts of who you are which are waiting for you.
TIMES & LOCATIONS:
Drum Making Workshop
September 7th, 2019 (Saturday), 1pm to 5pm (please arrive on time!)
Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS)
123 4th Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10003
Drum Birthing Circle
September 8th, 2019 (Sunday), 2pm to 4pm
Drum Birthing Circle outdoor location:
Robert F Wagner Jr. Park ~ 20 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
The park is located at the southern tip of Battery Park City Greenway, between the ‘Museum of Jewish Heritage’ and ‘Gigno’ restaurant, downtown Manhattan. We will meet at the open lawn on the water front.
*P.S. in case of rain or weather conditions, we will move our gathering indoors. Location to be determined & announced.
Workshop fees (Drum materials included):
14” Drums – $245
16” Drums – $265
18” Drums – $285
Drum Raw Materials include: 14, 16,or 18 inch round (type) drum hoop made of cedar wood, single raw hide drum head (options of deer or elk hide), lacing, and drum stick.
- Paypal (we will send you a link for payment)
- Credit Card **
- Personal Check **
- Bank Transfer **
** We will provide details to registering participants **
Deadline for Registration & Payment: August 20th, 2019
To register or for any questions, please reply to this invitation, email: email@example.com
Registration is First come, First serve!! We have limited seating for this workshop. Please register as early as possible to secure your spot.
Cancellation & Media Policy:
Workshop fee is Non-Refundable unless class canceled.
Individual/Group Photos are published on our website with your permission. Photos are taken randomly during the event. If you would like to exempt yourself, please inform the facilitators. Please refrain from using cell phones, video recording, taking photos while class is in session.
Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related), 🙏