Skills Workshops

” Like the nails on a beasts’ paws, the old tools were so much an extension of a [person]’s hand or an added appendage to [their] arm that the resulting workmanship seemed to flow directly from the body of the maker .. ” – Eric Sloan, A museum of Early American Tools


This is an opportunity to focus on a specific topic related to survival / ancestral skills, naturalist studies, and / or crafts with natural materials.


Wild Edibles Workshop – October 3rd 2020

Many plants’ energy is sent into the roots and fruits during the fall for storage and hibernation, so fall is a great time to get acquainted with some amazing wild edibles. Many are familiar with leafy greens, and neglect the dirty and calorie-rich roots of a lot of wild foods. We’ll spend the day exploring local foods and medicines, and prepare a meal to share. Yum!

Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Kawisente’s beautiful backyard forest in Kahnawake
Cost: $60 plus tax

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Shelters Workshop – October 31th 2020

This is a chance to practice building primitive and/or emergency shelters, as well as understanding some important concepts to building a simple home with minimal gear in the wilderness. Participants will have a chance to explore various types of tarp shelters (you might never want to carry tent poles again!), and/or work on building a primitive shelter. We will practice some basic techniques, and discuss more advanced primitive structures. Especially in our cold climate, being versed in this skill could be really helpful in emergency situations, and is also really fun for creating functional and beautiful campsites.

Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Kawisente’s beautiful backyard forest in Kahnawake
Cost: $60 plus tax

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Fire Skills Workshop – November 28th 2020

There is nothing like the magic and inspiration of fire – bringing people together, the dance between wood, water and air, the lessons of responsibility and the history of our species, and the humbling and satisfying ability to create and tend it. There is always more to learn!

We want to meet you where you are at. If you are totally new to making fires from the forest in any weather conditions, or if you can make a hand drill kit from the land and light it behind your back, we want to meet you there, to take you further. Some skills may include: assorted friction fire techniques, using mushrooms and plants as coal extenders, types of fire structures, types of woods, weather considerations, fire structures, modern techniques and more.

Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Kawisente’s beautiful backyard forest in Kahnawake
Cost: $60 plus tax

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Accessibility for Parents

Youth under the age of 14 are welcome for an additional 30$ per day. Please be aware that you are responsible for your child at all times while our staff focuses on teaching the workshop. We welcome the youth and encourage them to follow along, and we ask that the space for adult learning to be respected.

Contact us if you have any questions or comments at: programmescoyote.office@gmail.com