limina gathering

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beading

beading

Beadings circles led by Brandy, Jeska, and Lisa will be happening throughout the gathering at skills camp. Times will be posted near the kitchen.

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bird watching

bird language

Led by Sara Ross, this three-part skills camp offering is available to participants throughout the gathering.

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Coil Basketry

Coil Basketry with Invasive Species

This basket is fun and relatively easy to make. Coiling can feel more like sewing than weaving, as pieces are wrapped together in a completely different fashion from twining or regular “over/under” weaving. It also requires a lot less material…

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Community Peer Counselling

Community Peer Counselling: a DIY Foundation

A DIY peer-to-peer approach to counseling, this will be an intro to learn both counseling and client skills and we will practice both roles. The basis is that we decide to utilize our triggers as catalysts for healing or not.…

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Connecting to Our Ancestors Through Plant Medicine

Join lara pacheco of Seed and Thistle Apothecary and Atabey Medicine as we work with a few plant allies that play unique roles in guiding our connections to our well intended ancestors. Our time together will weave in plant meditations,…

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cordage making workshop

cordage

Cordage making is the process of reining natural fibers to make rope. Natural rope is a worldwide ancient skill necessary for fishing, hunting, trapping, and many crafts, including basketry. Facilitators at Limina will have a variety of plant and animal…

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flint-knapping with obsidian workshop

flint-knapping with obsidian

In this skills camp offering, Howard Shields will guide people through flint knapping to make arrowheads and blades. He will be focusing on the volcanic stone Obsidian, an ancient tool technology, from his home territory.

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Friction Fire workshop

Friction Fire

At skills camp, Frank Doss will have natural supplies available to make kits from scratch and take participants through the process of creating fire by friction: yes, fire generated through the friction of sticks. For those who want to practice…

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hide tanning workshop

Hide Tanning

Hide tanning will be happening at skills camp, led by Brandy McCallum. Stop in or stay for a while putting your hand to work on a shared gathering hide, or bring your own hide tanning projects to work on with…

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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…

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landbased skills and (dis)ability workshop

landbased skills and (dis)ability

Join Larkin for an exploration of what it means to practice landbased skills while experiencing chronic pain or disability. Many of us learn these skills because they’re healing & connecting. Grief can arise when we want to access land in…

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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…

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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.

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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,…

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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…

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plant walk workshop

plant walk

Join Larkin for a walk through the late summer landscape focusing on the plants around us. We’ll discuss ways to identify them, how to harvest ethically and sustainably, and some of the ways we can use our plant friends for…

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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…

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the heart of cultural appropriation workshop

the heart of cultural appropriation

Together we’ll be feeling into and unpacking some of the key components of this topic. We focus on the development of cultural appropriation, why it matters, the impact of it and ultimately, what’s at the heart of it all. This…

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suna galay

truing the senses

Through an introduction of foundational exercises in performance training, we will explore our bodies’ abilities to sense ourselves, each other and the environment. We will practice the art of “L I S T E N W I D E and…

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