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Rosary Workshop

Learn about the history and significance of the Métis rosary, and how to construct your own rosary using beads and other materials.

Construct your own rosary using beads and other materials.

  • 4 hours
  • 99.00
  • Groups of up to 10-15

During the workshop, participants will learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of the Métis rosary as a traditional prayer tool, and the traditional materials used to make rosaries, such as porcupine quills, sweetgrass, and traditional beads made of bone or shell.

What's included

All materials required for the workshop will be supplied.

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About your instructor: Knowledge Holder, Lilyrose Meyers

I am a kokum that is very proud of her Métis heritage. My life has been enriched with experiences of life on a trapline, farming, horse trainer, truck driver, equipment operator, boiler room assistant, gas bar manager and transportation and supervision for family services.I am a long time Métis artisan, doll maker, fiber artist, nester, baker, teacher, thrift store shopper and lover of giving old things a new purpose.

I love teaching and sharing my many Métis crafts with people who love to make handcrafted items.

I have resided on Buffalo Lake Métis settlement for 41 years. I was born and raised on a traditional Métis farm north of High Prairie Alberta where I learned how to snare rabbits, ride horses, and live off the land.

I was raised in an old hand-hewn log home. Today I am blessed to be the Knowledge Keeper and Teacher at Métis Crossing. There I get to share my life experience with many people from all walks of life, so they learn who the Métis people are.

It is extremely important that our young people learn these traditional cultural skills to they can them pass down to the next generations. For it is through our children that our Métis heritage will survive and thrive.

My husband Jerry makes me happy and proud. My children make me smile with pride and humble me with their love. My family and friends are special, supportive and are an anchor in my life.

What you will experience

Discover past
and present

Deepen your understanding of Métis heritage through stories from our experienced guides and traditional knowledge-keepers.

Make a
connection

Connect to the Métis way of life through the sharing of practices, traditions, and foods central to Métis culture.

Learn by
living

Participate in unique activities designed to bring you closer to Métis past, present and future.

Feed your
understanding

Experience the healing potential of this powerful place, through a new appreciation for our land, wildlife and shared history.

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Common Questions

Do I need prior experience in crafting or beadwork to participate in the workshop?

No prior experience in crafting or beadwork is required to participate in the workshop. The workshop is designed for participants of all skill levels, and the instructor will provide step-by-step guidance throughout the construction process.

What should I bring with me to the workshop?

Participants are encouraged to bring any personal items they may need, such as snacks, water, and comfortable clothing suitable for sitting and working on the project for an extended period. Additionally, if participants have specific beads or materials they would like to incorporate into their rosary, they may bring them to the workshop.

Can I learn about the spiritual significance of the rosary during the workshop?

Yes, throughout the workshop, the instructor will provide information about the cultural and spiritual significance of the Métis rosary as a traditional prayer tool. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about its history and use in Métis culture.

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