Sweet Grass Basket Weaving with Jessie Jannuska

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Sweet Grass is one of the four sacred medicines for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Learn how to make a small, sweet-smelling sweet grass basket.

This workshop was originally scheduled for earlier in the winter. We hope that with masks, distance and MAWA’s new air filtration system, we will be able to gather safely for this teaching. The workshop will be repeated (it will take place twice March 17 & April 28), to accommodate more participants.

To register, contact Niamh at dooley@mawa.ca. Spaces are limited to masked, double-vaxxed participants. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel. There is often a waiting list.

Indigenous Art Nights are for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) women, non-binary, trans and Two-Spirit people of all ages to learn from knowledge keepers and try new artmaking techniques in a relaxed and welcoming space. Join in for hands-on artmaking, behind-the-scenes stories from Indigenous creators, and traditional teachings. All materials are provided for these free sessions.

Indigenous Art Nights are for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) women, non-binary, trans and Two-Spirit people of all ages. To register, contact Niamh at dooley@mawa.ca. Spaces are limited to masked, double-vaxxed participants. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel. There is often a waiting list.

  • Jessie Jannuska is a Winnipeg-based interdisciplinary visual artist with mixed Dakota, Ojibway and European ancestry. She is from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honours at Brandon University.

    Photo by KC Adams