(All meetings were held at
Allan & Lucy's near
Penetanguishene unless otherwise noted.)
Fifteen folks attended. We had a guest instructor in for a moccasin-making
workshop. A small group stayed for the sweatlodge Saturday evening.
Discussion on Sunday on survival in this society if electrical power was no
February 24-25: Ten
people. The group set up a winter camp in the nearby woods. Various
winter camping and survival skills were practiced. Sweatlodge Saturday
evening. A walk on Sunday morning.
March 23-24: Thirteen
people. We rendered down maple sap into maple syrup over an outdoor
fire. Throwing stick and atl-atl practice. Sweatlodge Saturday
April 19-21: The
theme for this weekend was flint-knapping. Thirty-one people attended,
including 6 from Montreal. Friday a long walk and pipe ceremony. The
flintknapping workshop was led by Louis Rebelo on Saturday. Some practiced
atl-atl throwing. Sweatlodges Saturday evening (two lodges, one for men,
one for women). Sunday collected wild leeks for soup.
May: Some attended
the "Bush and Buckskin Rendezvous".
June: A camping weekend at
the Crown land camp near Parry Sound.
attended the Cape Croker Elder's Gathering.
Twenty-three people at this weekend in Penetanguishene. Long walks,
sweatlodges Saturday evening (two: one for women, one for men).
(no other records of meetings
are available for this year)
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