Cree Crafts at Elk Island National Park: Beaded Earrings

June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

$20/person with a valid park pass

Astotin Lake Recreation Area, 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan



Events Description

Join Marge and Cassandra Johnson, two Cree artists from Alberta, to make an authentic Cree craft. While you craft under the starry sky at Elk Island National Park, this mother-daughter duo will share information about Cree culture and the significance of the chosen craft.

First Nations beadwork is a decorative art form. As soon as seed beads were available, First Nations women invented two techniques for using them: loom beadings and applique embroidery. These two techniques are still in use today.

Come craft your own pair of beaded earrings while learning about these two techniques and its significance to Cree culture!

After crafting, roast bannock over a fire, slather it with some homemade jam, and share stories with new friends!

Who is it for?



Tickets :Cost $20 per person with a valid park pass

A park pass is required, please bring your annual pass or purchase an entry pass upon entry.

Park Admission:
Youth: Free
Adults: $7.80
Seniors: $6.80
Family/Group: $15.70
How to get tickets?

Register by emailing

At the door: Purchase daily admission at the gate


Date & Time: June 13, 2019 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Elk Island National Park – Astotin Lake Recreation Area
1-54401 Range Road 203
Fort Saskatchewan
T8L 0V3

Free Parking
Public transport not accessible

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