• Barbara Callihoe - Biography
    Barbara Callihoe - Biography

    Barbara Callihoe is honored to share her knowledge and teachings in the Sacred Circle course. Barbara grew up in the Edmonton area and knew about her mother’s settler history. It wasn’t until her 30’s that she learned more about her father’s First Nation’s Cree history. She is very connected to both her ancestries through craft and traditional life skills which are now considered art forms. This is how she connected with her history: through her hands as well as gentle teachings from her grandmother. Barbara believes that we are all here on mother earth to learn, to share, and to love.

    Professionally, Barbara was the cultural coordinator for Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band’s Quaaout Lodge from 2010 to 2015 where she provided information about First Nations through stories and walking tours as well as teaching cultural activities. Previously, Barbara was an instructor for native cultural arts at Portage College. She also worked as a First Nations Support Worker in the Salmon Arm school district. Her education includes a Cultural Arts Instructor diploma from Portage College, Alberta, where she studied Native Studies and learned traditional and contemporary North American Aboriginal Art forms (e.g., hide tanning, nature crafts, carving, beadwork and decorative arts).


Sunday July 28, 2024 - Saturday August 03, 2024


$325 program/activities

The Sacred Circle Part 2: Studies in the Medicine Wheel

The medicine wheel is a symbol of the universe and teaches us about reality and how all things are connected. It guides us through a wholistic understanding of our connectedness; for the gifts humanity has been given which are rooted in our ancient world cultures. 

There is a resurgence and need for Medicine Wheel teachings to come into the light, where there is no hierarchy, only respect, interrelationship, and love.  A sacred place for everybody and everything. Join us for this week-long course on the unceded lands of the Secwepemc people.

Join Barbara Callihoe on a journey through a First Nations lens, with stories, art and nature, and come to deepen our understanding of the Circle, the gifts of the medicine wheel, and again walk in a good and kind way with our Mother Earth.

Barbara believes that we are all here on mother earth to learn, to share, and to love.

Hands-on activities will express teachings of the Medicine Wheel.  Through learning to respect all that Creator gives, participants will practice moose-hair tufting, quill work, and pine-needle basket making. 

No participation in last year’s course or previous crafting experience required.  All supplies provided.  All session are on-the-land, accessible (drive down) and participants bring their own lawn-chairs.

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