Norm Leech

Indigenous Landbased Approach to Trauma Healing

An introduction to trauma and the approach to Trauma Therapy developed by Shirley Turcotte called Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT) based on my personal experience plus an experiential exercise demonstrating the body-centred approach and demonstration and practice of effective methods to reduce the effects of vicarious trauma for anyone who works with trauma directly or works with people with traumatic pasts.

Metis History

Métis Flower Beadwork

Métis Flower Beadwork with Lisa Shepherd Join Metis artist Lisa Shepherd as she weaves through the history of the Metis entheogenesis and diaspora through a cultural and artistic lens. Participants will learn about the Métis through a visual presentation of traditional Métis floral beadwork, presented by Lisa Shepherd, Métis Artist. There will be time for…

Rad Birth

Rad Birth

Rad – late 14th century – is a medieval philosophical concept, from Late Latin radicalis, “of or having roots.” We will discuss the womb as an energy center and the holistic stages of childbirth. The wild narratives that come through our bones amidst more modern lines of communication in the birth space will also be explored.

Oracle Talk

Oracle Talk

I’m honored to share my dream work around the Limina gathering. I will be gathering questions and working with folks in small circles throughout the gathering. This oracle talk will be centered around your themes and questions, and I will share dream messages that come through the entire gathering. I look forward to being with all of you.

Oil Taned Salmon Skin Leather

Oil Tanned Salmon Skin Leather

We will learn the ways of oil tanning salmon skin leather to make a beautiful textile that can be used for anything a modern textile is used for. Fish leather is a near forgotten ancestral skill used in China, Siberia, Norway, Sweden, Alaska and by indigenous people down the Pacific Coast. This unique and strong textile was used for clothing, footwear, drums and art.

Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyeing

Gathering leaves and flowers for bundle dyes on cotton using rust and alum as a mordant, led by CZarina. Wool washing and dyeing with found material such as bark, leaves, flowers from the environment around us and other dye plants.