Seasonal Activities and Crafts

For the Ojibwe, seasonal activities and crafts such as sugar bush, ricing, canoe making, carving paddles, tanning hides, and making snowshoes were an integral part of their cultural experience. Our ancestors learned ancient skills and knowledge that enabled them to survive and thrive in the natural, but sometimes harsh, environment. Items were constructed to be used on a daily basis to hold food, keep warm, and travel. Many of the skills are still practiced today.

To learn more, view our activity and craft resources