(All meetings were held at Allan
& Lucy's near
Penetanguishene unless otherwise noted.)
January 24-26: Eight
folks managed to make it through a blizzard. Saturday was spent practicing
bowdrill in the garage with various types of wood and sizes, etc. After
un-burying the lodge a sweat was held. On Sunday folks went snowshoeing,
did pottery, worked on pipe bags and beading.
August 29-30: Eleven
folks met at a cottage on the Moon River, accessible only by boat. We
helped the owner build a sweatlodge and then held a sweat in it. On Sunday
the group went for a boat ride to Moon River falls and a hike, gathered
sweetfern leaves, ate lunch there.
September 26-27: Ten
folks attended this weekend. Walked about in woods, collecting mushrooms,
climbed trees in the wind. Some made water filters out of charcoal, birch
bark, sand and grass. Some did deerhide scraping. A sweatlodge
Saturday evening. Later we all helped collect stones and cut wood for
future sweatlodges this coming winter.
Basket-making weekend. Six people attended.
Eleven folks this weekend. The main activity was basket-making again.
December 19-20: Ten
in attendance. Sweatlodge Saturday evening. More basket-making.
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