Event Details

Monday, August 21st, 2023
|  10:00am - 12:00pm

Medicine Wheel Workshop IV

Join Michele-Elise Burnett, Artpark's Indigenous Art Producer and Elder Franklyn McNaughton who will shares the teachings of the Medicine Wheel with songs, dance and teachings.  The event will begin at the Native American Peace Garden in the lower park (S. 4th St. entrance). 

C.L.A.S.S Teachings - Elder Franklyn McNaughton - Haudesaunee 
C- Care, L-Love, A-Appreciation, S-Support, S-Sharing
Teachings of the Dish with the One Spoon Wampum Treaty

Seven Grandfather Teachings and reflection activity With Michele-Elise Burnett - Metis/Algonquin

Love, Wisdom, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth

Students will learn the philosophy behind the 7 Grandfather Sacred Teachings which are a set of  teachings on human conduct towards others. They are what was traditionally and still is to this day needed in order for communities to survive and respect the Symbiotic Relationship with the Natural World. 

While reflecting on the teachings, participants will engage in an art-making project with Metis Dot-Art known as Pointillism Patience.This specific dot art is a contemporary art form inspired by Métis beadwork where beads are replaced with small dots of colourful paint. Métis dot art was first used in the Métis context by artist Christie Belcourt. The Métis people are well known for their floral beadwork, which was used to decorate clothing, bags and other items.