Come learn about the tipi and create your own personal mini tipi art. Learn how a tipi was traditionally made and used; who owned it; how many poles were used and the Cree values associated with the poles. Learn about tipi etiquette and how tipis are used today. A story will be told about how tipi art/painting was brought to the people.
Location: The Edmonton Public Library, Stanley Milner Branch, Room 5; Floor 6. #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Time: 3 Workshops: 1:30-2pm, 2: 30-3pm, 3:30-4pm. 25 people per workshop max.
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The Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre is currently recruiting a qualified
Team Coordinator for our Ben Calf Robe Aboriginal Head Start Programs.
Members of the Elders’ Wisdom Circle will come together in Edmonton from May 16 to 18, 2013.
May 16th, 4 pm: Arrival, dinner, and sharing circle
May 17th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Photographic, visual narrative cultural workshop: Cultural Identity
May 18th: 8:30 am – 2 pm: Sharing circle, breakfast, tour of Fort Edmonton Park, departure
Youth Forum: July 21 to 23, 2013: The Battlefords Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, 960 103rd St, North Battleford, SK S9A 1K2 Tel: (306) 445-8216
NAFC AGM: July 23 to 25, 2013: Western Development Museum, Saskatchewan 16, Tel: (306) 445-8033
What can ancient myths teach us about the human condition and healing? This two-hour lecture examines the meaning of myth and samples classic depictions of divine deities through image and story in a multimedia presentation. The lecture starts with how we use myth in contemporary life; it turns next to details about C.G. Jung’s and Joseph Campbell’s thoughts on the value of myth, archetypes, and dreams in today’s world. In the second hour, the tales of specific gods and goddesses will be illustrated with slides; through understanding these transcendent stories, we find the relatable path to healing in our own psyches. Some of the deities to be explored are: Asclepius, Erishkegal, Hecate, Hygieia, Artemis/Diana, Apollo, Cassandra, Hephaestus, Persephone, The Woman Who Leaps, Kwan Yin, and Oya. The session ends with a Q & A. No previous myth experience necessary.
Laura Annawyn Shamas is a writer and mythologist. Her Ph.D. is in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology; much of her analytical work centers on the connections between archetypes and images in media/pop culture. Her books include We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters and Pop Mythology: Collected Essays. Recent essays include: “Courtly Love and ‘Drive’: The Driver as Knight,” forthcoming in Psychological Perspectives , published by the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and “Beasts of the Southern Wild: Deluge Myths” on a feminist media website. Her myth-related essays have been published by EcoPsychology Journal; Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture; The Los Angeles Times; Newsday; Women and Hollywood Blog; On the Issues Magazine; and Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, among others. Shamas is a playwright and screenwriter, and also works as a film consultant. Shamas has given myth-related presentations to workshops, conferences, businesses, and entertainment companies since 2000. She’s an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation.
Location: Quality Inn West Harvest, 17803 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7 pm to 9 pm. Refreshments served afterwards.
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