This year the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow Committee is very pleased to offer Native American Arts & Crafts Workshops during the week prior to the powwow.

Since this is a new undertaking for them, they will be starting out with 4, one-day classes. If this proves to be popular, they expect to be able to increase the number of classes available next year.

The workshops will be held in the enclosed pavilion at the front area of Morsches Park in Columbia City, IN. Classes will be from Tuesday, August 6th thru Friday, August 9th and will be from 8:00AM until 4:30PM daily.

Camping is available at the park for a small fee. Arrangements for camping will be the responsibility of those attending and can be made by calling the Park Department at 260-244-5180. There are also several nearby motels.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge each day. The participants will be responsible for obtaining their own evening meal.

The cost of the workshops will be $50.00 plus a supplies fee for each class, for each participant. All classes are open to the public and are limited to the first 15 students to register.


Classes offered:

Tuesday– Sweetgrass Turtle Amulet – Gwen Yeaman (Ojibwa-Penobscot) Gwen will also be teaching about the traditions concerning the amulet as students work on their project. Supplies fee is $10.00 for this class. Students will need to bring a pair of very small scissors.

Wednesday – Hand Drums – Jay Hartleroad (Miami) will be teaching students how to make hand drums as he teaches about drum traditions and protocol. Supplies fee will be $20.00.

Thursday – Beading – Rebecca Hartleroad (Cherokee) will be teaching students to bead and will make a small project. Supplies fee will be $10.00 for this class.

Friday – Miami Ribbonwork – Scott Shoemaker (Miami). Students will learn how to do the traditional Miami ribbonwork and will decorate a small bag with their ribbonwork piece. Supplies fee will be $10.00.

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