Feather Bundle workshops are infused with valuable lessons that reflect respect for others, respect for the land and the animals that we share it with. We explore natural order and introduce the ways in which Indigenous cultures hold Mother Earth's animals in high esteem.
Feather bundles or ‘Talking Feathers’ play a very important role in Indigenous Nations. Sharing circles are now used widely in our school systems and workplaces and feather bundles are also traditionally used by individuals to direct medicines in spiritual and physical healing and cleansing (ex: smudging). All of these teachings are visited in our workshops.
This workshop initiative envisions a more respectful connection between Ontario’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities by tapping into mutual interests despite different histories or ideologies. By recognizing mutual ground such as art and environment, we have an opportunity to create a reciprocal relationship and decrease the perceptions of inequality.