Classes & Workshops

Wampum Belts with Jamie Maracle

Wampum Belts with Jamie Maracle

About Wampum Belts with Jamie Maracle

In commemoration of National Indigenous History Month, Belleville Public Library is honoured to partner with FNTI and welcome Jamie Maracle for a special presentation about Wampum belts.

Wampum belts are traditional teaching tools that record Rotinonshon:ni history and knowledge. Traditions state that They have been used for over 2,000 years. Each of the dozens of belts have Their Own teachings and stories.

Come hear about the origins of the belts, how the belts are made, and the teachings that They offer. In doing so, this discussion with touch on the history of the Rotinononshon:ni as well.

Jamie Maracle has been making wampum belts for at least 25 years and has been presenting about Them for almost as long. He is from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and has traveled to Six Nations of the Grand River, Akwesasne, Kanewake, Onondaga and more to learn the traditions of the Wampum belts, and other Rotinonshon:ni traditions.

To register, call (613) 968-6731 x2037 or email

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