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Learning to Make Hand Drums

May 22, 2018

​TDSS students in Ms. Graham’s NAC1OA Expressions of Indigenous Cultures class made hand drums from sustainably harvested deer hide and steamed white ash bentwood hoops. They come close to what a hand drum might have looked like 500 years ago. The drum sticks were made from whittled wood and moose hide, stuffed with sheep’s wool. The students will learn traditional Anishinaabe songs to share on June 1st at the TDSS Powwow. Thanks to Indigenous Student Advisor, Nadine Gaudaur, and Principal, Cathy Beauchamp for helping to make this happen!

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