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Traditional Survival Tools Making Course

traditional-tools-newsOctober 19, 2015 – We the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) will be hosting a Regional Traditional Survival Tools Making Course to be held at the Aanischaaukamikw (Cree Cultural Institute). The training has been postponed to November 9, 2015 and completed on November 20, 2015 with a total duration of ten (10) working days. It will start at 9:00AM each day and end at 5:00PM with a total of seven (7) hours per day.

Fifteen (15) Cree participants from Eeyou Istchee will be selected to participate in this unique opportunity to learn the Cree traditional way of making Survival Tools. 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 November 2, 2015 at 1:00PM.

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 Traditional Survival Tools 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
Office:1-418-745-2444 (ext. 3222)
Cell: 1-418-770-4967

To request for an application, please visit or contact Aanischaaukamikw (Cree Cultural Institute) front desk at

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