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Tamarack Bird Making Course

January 6, 2016 – We the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) will be hosting a Regional Tamarack Bird Making Course to be held in Ouje-­bougoumou, QC. The training is scheduled to begin on March 7, 2016 and completed on March 18, 2016 for a total of ten (10) working days. It will start at 9:00AM each day and end at 5:00PM, a total of seven (7) hours per day. Lunch will be provided daily.

Fifteen (15) Cree participants from Eeyou Istchee will be selected to participate in this unique opportunity to learn the art of making a Tamarack Bird. Space is limited and youth will be given a priority! Applications are available or submit a letter/resume to apply to the email provided below. Deadline is on February 26, 2016 at 5:00PM.

The objective of the training is to pass knowledge from one generation to another, to share know-how, to increase quality and productivity, to raise the interest of youngsters in arts and crafts and to perpetuate Cree culture, traditions and values. Training is aimed at newcomers as well as experienced artists and artisans and is offered by masters in their respective discipline. The Elder & Youth Project: Honouring our elders – Regional Tamarack Bird Making is made possible with the help and financial support from our partners: Niskamoon and Cree Nation Youth Council (FRIJ).

For more information please contact: Darryl S. Hester, Special Projects/Events Coordinator
Telephone:1-888-745-2444 Ext. 3222 Email:

To request for an application, please visit or contact Aanischaaukamikw (Cree Cultural Institute) front desk at 1-418-745­2444.

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