- Bernice Jensen - Biography
Bernice Jensen is a First Nations from the Okanagan Nation (Vernon, BC) and lives in T’kemlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops, BC) with her husband and family. She is the cultural educational coordinator of Kamloop’s Aboriginal Friendship Society and School District 73 where she educates on indigenous ways of knowing. She is also the owner of All My Relations Creations, where she creates authentic First Nations art projects such as ribbon skirts, ribbon shirts, moccasins, birch bark baskets, cedar bark baskets, pine needle baskets, leather pouches, dentalium necklaces & matching earrings, beaded lanyards, beaded bracelets, parfleche medallions, and beaded earrings. Bernice is an active dancer in the community, dancing at gatherings and pow wows.
- Friday - Sunday March 15 - 17, 2024
Indigenous Ways of Knowing – Cultural Celebration and Drum Making
Start your spring with a weekend of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional drum-making for adults!
Our Friday evening begins after dinner with a smudge and a story by First Nations Knowledge Keeper, Bernice Jensen. Over the weekend, Bernice will guide authentic First Nations drum and rattle making while sharing traditional knowledge about the drum and her culture and history. Leave with new friends, learning, and a drum and rattle to cherish!
All supplies are provided and included in cost.
This retreat ends at lunch-time on Sunday, leaving time to return home.
Bernice will be assisted by her sister, Susan Oliverius.