Nine citizens make hand drums at Déwégaskéwen workshop

By Nicole Hollway

Citizens Gerald Wesaw and Jason S. Wesaw led a drum making workshop for nine citizens this November, hosted by the Language & Culture Department.

Gerald prepared kits ahead of time for each participant so everyone had all of the materials needed to complete a hand drum. Jason shared the story of how men were gifted the drum by women, and he instructed participants in how to care for their drums once completed.

Together, the grandfather and grandson duo worked to instruct and assist each person who was making a drum. It was an honor to have them lead this workshop together. Everyone left with a lot of knowledge, good experiences, and a finished hand drum of their own. Ktthé migwetth to Jason and Gerald for sharing your knowledge and skills with our community.