Fire, like so many aspects of the natural world, warrants a special kind of respect and attentiveness. In this workshop, youth will have a chance to hear stories of how fire came into the hands of humanity and explanations of the role of the Firekeeper in today's modern context. The bulk of the workshop is a hands on experience where youth will work with multiple methods of fire creation, both modern and traditional in a safely guided space. As they build fires, students will learn the science of this craft, and the three elements needed to sustain a flame. After small groups try their hand at building a fire together, we will join together to cook some Indigenous food delicacies (in the past this has included bannock and Cedar tea)!
The Ishkode workshop requires access to a fire pit and for there to be no current fire ban in your location.