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SOLD OUT - Drum Making Workshop

Join Derrick Whiteskycloud of the Metis Nation in a ceremonial and educational drum making workshop.

This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to make a traditional First Nations drum. Raw hide from elk skin and cedar tree wood will be combined to connect you with the natural elements of this instrument building workshop. Frames will be pre-cut, no carving is involved. Derrick will complete the process with a ceremonial blessing and perform traditional Metis and Coast Salish songs. No experience is necessary. Each participant will leave with their own traditional 16” drum and beater.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Admission: $225 for General Admission, *$220 for MOV Members

This workshop has sold out.

*MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Workshop ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives, Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition and c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city (reg. $19). Consider arriving early with your event ticket to view exhibits.


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Derrick Whiteskycloud

Derrick Whiteskycloud was born in Brandon, Manitoba and is of Metis heritage. In between the years of his upbringing in Manitoba and his current home in Surrey, BC he has traveled extensively throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He is a self-employed counsellor, prolific artisan, investigator, radio talk show host, speaker, entertainer and gifted workshop teacher. His passion is working with people of all ages, community and making things with his hands. Derrick is an experienced drum maker of all sizes from Powwow to children’s drums. It has been Derrick’s pleasure to help countless individuals realize their dream in making their own drum.


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