Virtual Sugar Bush Workshop
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About the Event
In this time of social distancing and intensified self and community care, we are persevering to create spaces to connect with each other and with the land. Join facilitators Beze and Hunter as they give a virtual tour of the maple forest! Through this free online sugar bush gathering, they will share maple teachings including storytelling and anishinaabemowin maple language, as well as an overview of methods for boiling and making maple sugar and preserving maple water. Join us online on Sunday, March 29 from 10am-12pm EST for a morning of good medicine with our plant relative, ninaatig (the sugar maple tree)! This workshop is open to all Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming, Queer, and Woman/Womxn-Identified Indigenous Folks. Platform/call-in details will be emailed to participants closer to the date!
About the facilitators:
Beze Gray (they/them) is a two-spirit, Anishnaabe, Oneida, and Lunaape mixed nation from Treaty #29 Aamjiwnaang First Nation. They have been sugaring bush for many years in their Lunaape community and have traditional teachings/practices of sugar bushing. Beze has taken a serious approach to language of the Anishinaabemowin, for the last 4 years and is currently studying at Georgian College.
Hunter Cascagnette (they/ them) is a gender-non-conforming, two-spirit mixed blood person of Potawatomi, Métis, and European settler ancestries, preserving hunting, trapping, and sugar bushing practices in their family in southern Georgian Bay.