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2016 Past Events

Series: Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies

Seminars in Creativity & Wellbeing for SeniorsCoyote and the Laughing Butterlies

Indigenous storytelling offers us different ways to look at the world around us. Coyote, an ancient mythological being, is a cunning trickster who can be helpful or harmful, but always very creative! Butterflies are not only admired for their beauty but for their power of metamorphosis and flight. In this story, humans are reminded to laugh at our weaknesses and find the humour in our lives. Hopefully, these workshops will help you to achieve just that!

“Spirit of Creativity”
Bus Trip to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Demonstration of The Butterfly Dance by Native dancer Jessa Laight. Lunch in the Café followed by tour of Butterfly Conservatory. Jessa can be contacted at 905 719 3479.

“Even today butterflies remember the trick that was played on Coyote. They flutter high and low, to and fro, laughing too hard to fly straight…”

“Spirit of Interpretive Art”
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Presentation of the Ojibwe Butterfly Story by artist Rene Meshake with artistic creation & lunch in the Café Annex. Rene Meshake led an animated workshop in self-expression after his Anishinaabe story of the stones that turned to butterflies.

“Spirit of Meditation”
Afternoon Workshop November 18

Afternoon workshop with aromatherapy and reiki for seniors.
Leader – Peggy Logan from Six Nations
Tea & Refreshments

“Spirit of Meditation”
Afternoon Workshop December 9

Afternoon workshop with aromatherapy and reiki for seniors.
Leader – Peggy Logan from Six Nations
Tea & Refreshments

They Come From The Mountains

Why The Michif Love Horses

“Jeremy grew very fond of the old man and the horse and learned so much from both of them. He quickly learned that a horse is a very curious and social being. He learned that if approached with haste and anger, Horse would mirror these emotions and respond in the same way.
“Horse always knew if Jeremy was in a bad mood. But, if approached with patience and kindness, Horse did his best to show respect, although cautiously at first, with a flick of his tail and a shake of his head.
“And, he learned that the old man had led a very full and interesting life and was generous and caring in sharing his teachings. Now he had something the other kids at school did not.

Michif Translations by Norman Fleury. Story concept by Lynn Nicholson and Carole Leclair. Paintings by Jocelyn Antone.

With appreciation for funding from the Government of Canada Aboriginal Languages Initiative Program

This book is currently available.

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