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Aboriginal Arts: Rattle-Making Workshop

Aboriginal Arts: Rattle-Making Workshop

Gatineau, Quebec, August 11, 2006 — On August 22 and August 23, join Algonquin artist Daniel “Pinock” Smith to create a traditional flat-disk hand rattle made of ash wood, rawhide and pebbles.

Daniel Smith, known as Pinock to his family and friends, was born and resides on the Kitigan-Zibi Reserve near Maniwaki, Quebec. For the past 20 years, this talented teacher has participated in Native Awareness Demonstrations, which allow him to share his knowledge of traditional techniques and pass on the teachings of his ancestors, which are rooted in his community. He is also a gifted builder of birchbark canoes, and builds wigwams, cradleboards and snowshoes.

Rattle-Making Workshop
Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23, 2006
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free with Museum admission.

Each workshop begins on the hour, and is limited to 12 participants at a time.
No advance registration required.

For more information, please call 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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