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aboriginal medicines and beadwork workshop

aboriginal medicines and beadwork

Brandy McCallum, raised in Nelson BC, of Métis and southern Píkani (Blackfeet) ancestry, will offer teachings on Aboriginal beadwork, interweaving history and medicines at skills camp. Depending on experience levels and desires, participants can bead on different mediums and learns…

blanket exercise workshop

blanket exercise

This experiential storytelling invites participants to witness the history of the land now known as Canada from an Indigenous perspective. The story is followed by a sharing circle, a meeting of hearts and minds to help hold each other in…

connecting to our plant allies workshop

connecting to our plant allies

The plant world gives with abundance and we must make sure that we are mindful and practice consent when we take. This workshop will briefly talk about the ethics of plant gathering and then we will practice using our senses…

cordage making workshop


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…

cultural somatic ancestral healing workshop

cultural somatic ancestral healing

This introductory workshop outlines how ancestral traumas, bound up with oppressions such as racism and misogyny, are embodied in individual and collective bodies that emerge from networks of relationships. We will also be exploring simple trauma-based and embodied techniques for…

fire by friction workshop

fire by friction

Erin Carr will have natural supplies available to make kits from scratch and take participants through the process of creating fire by friction. For those who want to practice their skills, there will be extra kits on hand, and we’ll…

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.

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…

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…

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…

ritual as justice workshop

ritual as justice

Cultural somatics holds that relational violence has a sacred origin – that more-than-human begins, such as ancestors and spirits are involved. In this facilitated experiential dialogue, we will be exploring the crucial role of ritual in co-creating restorative justice processes.

erin carr

sit spot and bird language

This workshop will give people a chance to immerse themselves in nature, tuning into their environment and observing its beautiful details. A brief introduction to bird language will help them use our winged allies to deepen their understanding of what…

somatic materia medica workshop

somatic materia medica

In this workshop, we will be with and talk about the medicine of several plants that can be supportive in grief and trauma healing work, particularly plants with an affinity for supporting our hearts and connection with others. We will…

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…

wildcrafting skin care workshop

wildcrafting skin care

The ‘value statement’ is one word in the Cree language: Minahyawin (Mi/Na/H/Ya/w/I/n). Translated it means, “to walk in beauty”. However, to truly walk in beauty is more than how you look but how you treat others. The Cree meaning speaks…


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