Women's Gathering along the Shores of the Pasapkedjiwanong

This workshop was so nice; it took place in the dining hall at an old camp, Rideau Hill Camp, along the Pasapkedjiwanong, the original Algonquin name for the Rideau River. It means 'the river that passes between the rocks'. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the all the windows in the old dining hall were open and the fans were blowing...

As we were located in the dining room, there was a lot of coming and going because of hunger, thirst and the need to escape the heat outside...this meant more and more women just kept joining us, filling more and more tables full of tiles!

 Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 I believe all of the woman at this table were Métis, over the course of the workshops I started to recognize patterns involving flowers, that I believe come from traditional Métis Culture. Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

I believe all of the woman at this table were Métis, over the course of the workshops I started to recognize patterns involving flowers, that I believe come from traditional Métis Culture. Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 one of the Métis tiles I believe...Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

one of the Métis tiles I believe...Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 I have to agree...Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

I have to agree...Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

 Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli

Photo credit: Jenna Spagnoli