Fri, Apr 12|
The Medicine Wheel - Constructing Your Own Sacred Space
In this workshop Lita Fontaine will help you understand the teachings and philosophy of an Indigenous Medicine Wheel and participants will construct a Medicine Wheel using ArtsJunktion supplies.
Time & Location
Apr 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ArtsJunktion mb, 312 William Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4, Canada
About the Event
In Indigenous culture ‘the Medicine wheel is used to represent the interconnected relationships among aspects of life and to provide direction and meaning to an individual.’* In this workshop, instructor Lita Fontaine will help you understand the teachings and philosophy of an Indigenous Medicine Wheel. The four areas of a Medicine Wheel have many meanings including: Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death; Seasons of the year: spring, summer, winter, fall; Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and more.
In this workshop, participates will construct a group medicine wheel. Several teachings will be introduced during this time. Teachers will also construct their own Medicine wheel using materials from ArtsJunktion. The medicine wheel can then be used back in their classrooms.
Note: Anyone is welcome to attend this workshop but it is geared towards teachers/educators and as such, will contain curriculum content.
Lita Fontaine is of Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Métis descent. She is a mother, sun dancer, sister, arts educator and visual artist. Lita is currently working in the Seven Oaks School Division as an Artist in Residence. Her role is to collaborate with teachers, integrating art into the school division’s curricula.
*from Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into Curricula – Manitoba Education
The Medicine Wheel