September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
National Indigenous History Month

Paper birch bark basket workshop

with Simon Brascoupé
Subtitles available in English and French

Learn how to make a paper birch bark basket with Algonquin Artist Simon Brascoupé. Using a traditional birch bark basket pattern, learn how these baskets were used and the meaning behind the designs that adorn them. Print out the template and follow along with your own colouring materials, scissors, a stapler or tape and maybe some ribbon and a hole-punch. 

Download the pattern (PDF) to create your own basket

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