Participants will work with raw genuine natural materials such as sinew, rawhide, and wood to create their own rattle. While participants are working on sewing up, wrapping and filling their rattles. Aurora will discuss the history of rattles and how-to sources materials for rattles in a sustainable and respectful way. At the end of this workshop, each participant will have their own rattle with their desired tone as well as knowledge on how Indigenous peoples harvest raw materials while conserving natural resources such as wood and deer.
Registration Required. Ages 13-18.
Meet Aurora Jade:
Aurora Jade is a Plains Cree from Peepeekisis First Nation visual artist, musician, storyteller, and workshop facilitator. Aurora started performing professionally across Canada at the age of nine years old. She has performed her music and original songs at various venues, radio stations, benefits, and theatres. Her artistic vision is to mix fine Indigenous art with bold graphic design through acrylic medium. Her art has been shown in multiple galleries, coffee shops, and Pow Wows. Aurora participated in the 2022-2023 MASC Reconciliation Legacy Indigenous Internship that pairs emerging Indigenous artists with MASC artists to collaborate on school and community projects that include Indigenous content and teachings. Aurora is also a trained Educational Assistant.