May 31st - June 5th, 2020 - Yukon Textile & Artisan Tour
Escorted by Yvette Crossley
Come explore the creativity of the Indigenous people of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory. Imagine your home base for six days is a Gold Rush Town situated along the third longest river in North America and your sitting next to a local Elder telling you about their history and way of life in this beautiful wilderness they call home. This land is home to the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and and Ta’an Kwach’an Council. You will have the opportunity to try a wide range of textile and crafting workshops with the Indigenous people of this area.
You’ll see and listen to stories from master carvers, learn the hide tanning process as well as try your hand a making bannock. There are five unique workshops as well as free time for you to shop and explore the vibrant arts scene. You may even choose to stay a few extra days to explore Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and the Arctic Circle!
Hands on Workshops:
- Beaded Keychain or Braclet on Home Tanned Moose Hide
- Cedar Rose
- Moose Hair Tufting Workshop
- Fish Scale Art
- Beaded Dangling Earrings
- Bannock Making