Knowledge Sharing Series

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Parks Canada welcomes you to a very special Knowledge Sharing Series at Lower Fort Garry.

On select Saturdays throughout July and August, our guests will speak about their experiences and share knowledge that they have gained over the years. Anyone wanting to learn more about and connect more deeply with First Nations and Red River Métis culture is invited and encouraged to attend.

Admission to all events in included with your daily admission to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.


Sessions

Jaime Grasby

July 6 – Ribbon skirts with Jaime Grasby - 12 pm to 3 pm

Aaniin! Boozhoo! Niinsa Makade Binesi. Migizi dodem, Sagkeeng niindoonjii. Hello, it’s Jaime Grasby here! I am an Anishinaabe Ikwe from Sagkeeng First Nation. With the loving support of my husband and my son, I walk this Red Road as a humble helper. I have been fortunate in my journey as I have sat with many amazing teachers and mentors who have guided me with gentle hands and loving words. I am lucky to work with multiple organizations and in the community to bring traditional ceremony to the people who wish to partake and hope to do so in a meaningful way. It is always an honour to be invited to speak and share with community members. Chi-miigwech!


Melanie Gamache

July 20 – Métis beadwork with Melanie Gamache - 12 pm to 3 pm

Hello, I'm Melanie Gamache, a Manitoba Francophone Métis beadwork artisan. My journey started by learning the art of beading but it soon evolved into developing unique Métis cultural learning experiences by sharing stories of connections between culture and history with nature, art and food. I am always honoured when guests visit Borealis Beading to gain a better appreciation of the Métis people.


Aug. 3 – Soapstone carving with Fredrick Spence - 12 to 3 pm

Bio coming soon!


Kelly and Armand Jerome

Aug. 17 – Red River carts with Armand & Kelly Jerome - 12 to 3 pm

Armand Jerome is a Métis Red River Cart builder originally from Roblin, Manitoba. Armand has built 57 carts in the past 24 years. In 2008, his Ukrainian wife Kelly joined him to form Jerome Cartworks and together, they not only build carts but also use them on trail rides through Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In their presentation, they will share tales of their trail adventures, cart building and Armand's Métis history.

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