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Traditional Medicines with Brenda Holder

Mar 3rd, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Online Registrations have closed. Please call as at 403.309.8405 for availability in this workshop.

MAGsampler - Traditional Medicines with Brenda Holder

Date: February 3, 2019 March 3, 2019 *new date
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $40 for MAG Members with valid membership; $50 for non-members; non-refundable
Age: Adult 18+

*If you had originally registered for the February 3, 2019 date, and are unable to attend the workshop on the new date of March 3, 2019, please contact our Front Desk (403.309.8405) to receive a full refund.

Learn about making salves. We will cover everything from the traditional and most basic understanding of early salves and how they were made and used, and then move forward in time to how we make them today with different materials available to us. Participants will experience the session hands on and learn from start to finish how to make salves, and they will get to keep what they make! Light refreshments will be provided.

Interested in Brenda's work? Click here for details on the 2 O'clock Talk: Traditional Medicine in a Modern World presentation (free to attend; has also been rescheduled), running 2:00-3:00 pm, March 3rd.

Brenda Holder Traditional Medicines

About Brenda:

Brenda was born and raised in the Rockies in Jasper National Park and has spent a vast amount of time trekking from valley to valley. She is pleased to follow her lineage as a traditional Métis guide from the Kwarakwante of Jasper.

Brenda is a Professional Interpretive guide and is an active advocate of Indigenous Tourism.

She is a past member of the Métis Women’s Economic Security Council for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. In addition, she is a board member for the Interpretive Guides Association and represents Aboriginal Interpretive Guides. She is the Chair for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada representing Alberta and she is also the Chair for the newly formed Indigenous Tourism Alberta.

Brenda has been the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in using her company both in the entrepreneurial spirit and in educating the public about Métis culture.

Brenda is most often found guiding clients into the beautiful forests of the Rockies, sharing the teachings passed down from her parents and grandparents. She has a passion for the plant medicines found in abundance in our local forests and has a love for sharing the wonders of the plants!

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