Traditional Indigenous hide tanning course helps community heal, says organizer – CBC

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Traditional Indigenous hide tanning course helps community heal, says organizer – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202218 Views

Jun 20, 2022

The two-day workshop was held over the weekend at One Spot Crossing near Bragg Creek

A group of students look on attentively as Tsuut’ina elder Larry Mistaken Chief cuts holes into the edges of a fresh deer hide.

They’re at One Spot Crossing near Bragg Creek, Alta., taking part in a two-day course on traditional Indigenous hide tanning that happened over the weekend.

Mistaken Chief is one to learn from — now 71, he started helping his grandmother tan hides when he was about nine years old.

He sells his hides to mostly Indigenous customers across the country, some as far north as Yellowknife.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/indigenous-hide-tanning-traditional-intergenerational-trauma-residential-schools-1.6494314

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