The drum’s rhythm is the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
- Bill Henderson - Facilitator
This workshop begins with a smudge and sharing circle where the traditional teachings of owning a native hand drum are discussed and each participant will have an opportunity to focus on his/her intentions.
Each participant will then choose the hide and hoop. Hoops are lovingly made by Bill Henderson and are 15 inches in diameter. 16 pieces of cedar are used to make the hoop, representing the sacred numbers in the native traditions.
The hide is then strung onto the cedar hoop with guidance from Bill on how to make the drum strong and balanced while it is being played.
The workshop will end with a tribal smudging ceremony to bless and bring the drum to life connecting it to the heartbeat of Mother Earth.