Dreamcatcher Workshop for National Aboriginal Day


In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, we brought in Sylvia Mercredi, a local who does many Aboriginal Crafts, to teach two Dreamcatcher workshops - one for Kids and one for Adults. We had a maz registration of 10 participants per session, with a fee of $10 for Adults and $5 for kids (to cover supplies and fee).
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Length of program session

30-60 minutes

Number of sessions


Guest speaker(s) - include name and organization

Sylvia Mercredi


Sylvia Mercredi

Primary Audience

Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Intermediate (Gr. 4-7 or aged 9-12)
Middle School/Junior Secondary (Gr. 8-10 or aged 13-16)

Funding (grants/foundations/corporations)

Registration Fee ($10/adult, $5/child)

Budget for this program


Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.)

Feathers, beads, leather lace, sinew, yarn (for kids), willow branches (collected by Sylvia), and something from nature (collected by participants). Supplies bought from Besseeze's in Winnipeg.

Feedback from Participants

Would like a similar workshop in the future.

Highlights - what worked well?

Adult workshop had full registration, they really enjoyed learning the history of the dreamcatcher and learning the technique. Some of them turned out great! The Kid's Workshop had 6/10 spots filled, and a few of the younger kids struggled with the technique, we may keep it for older kids in the future.

What were the goals/objectives of your program?

We wanted to celebrate National Aboriginal Day by bringing in someone from the community to teach patrons how to make dreamcatchers, a skill that none of the staff have.

What would you change about this program?

Older kids for the kid's workshop.