Cree Crafts at Elk Island National Park: Medicine Wheel

May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

$20/person with a valid park pass

Astotin Lake Recreation Area 1, 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.

The Medicine Wheel has been used by generations of various First Nations groups for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree, all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life. The Medicine Wheel that you will be creating will be made of beads and hide.

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





Cost $20 per person with a valid park pass
Registration is required; max. of 25 participants per craft


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

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

At the door: Purchase daily admission at gate


Date & Time: May 23, 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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