Welcome Bannock! 2016- 17
Dreamcatcher project with grade 5/6s
A dreamcatcher is a sacred First Nations object. Although the origin of the dreamcatcher is unclear due to colonization, it is theorized that they originated among the Ojibwe and Lakota tribes. Dreamcatchers are used to encourage good dreams. Many First Nations groups have dreamcatcher legends that vary by region. They are said to have special properties that help guard the owner from bad dreams. Traditionally they are made from red willow, sinew or nettle fibres, feathers and a bead or carved item. They came to be seen by some as a symbol of unity among the various Indigenous Nations, and as a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nations cultures.
A parent tea was held for new and returning parents/caregivers at Logan Lake Elementary. A small handful of us enjoyed Metis style bannock and locally harvested teas including wild rosehips and Labrador Tea (also known as Trapper's Tea or Indian Tea).
See below for the bannock recipe.
Metis Style Baked Bannock
6 cups white or whole wheat flour
6 tsp baking powder
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup skim milk powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups of water
**optional: ground flax seeds, wheat germ, dried fruit & cinnamon, cheese & onion with cracked pepper, spices
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and oil together.
3. Add water slowly and mix. Add some flour to prevent stickiness.
4. Divide into small bun sizes. Place onto ungreased 9"x13" pan.
5. Bake for 20-25 min.
Serve with jam & butter or accompany with stew, soup or chili.
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Cultural Leadership Program hosted by Scw'exmx
Tues. & Thurs. 4:30- 9pm
at Shulus Hall 85 Hwy 8 in Lower Nicola
POTLUCK!! Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people
Feel the Beat is a cultural leadership group that provides a safe family environment for people to gather in a good way to participate in cultural activities. Different activities happen each session. Open to all ages & people, regardless of cultural background! Please come check it out!
December's sessions: Dec. 1- Moccasin Making
Dec. 6- Hand Drumming, Ugly Sweater Contest
Dec 13- Scrapbooking, Card & Wreath Making
Dec. 15- Xams Dinner & Family Photo
**There will be no FTB between Dec. 18- Dec. 31
**Sessions on the 1st and 15th are at Interior Community Services (old CMS)