Indigenous Hand Drum Making Retreat

Indigenous Hand Drum Making Retreat, with Bear Standing Tall, a Nehiyaw from Onion Lake Cree Nation

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Where: The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee


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You are invited to participate in a Sacred Hand Drum Making Workshop.

A drum is a medicine used as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. It is a tool for bringing out someone’s voice or songs and can be used as one beat with all the drums of the world for bringing out creative energy.

The making of a drum is a sacred two-day event as it is the creation of a medicine for personal use. One has to be in a sacred space within them and have good intentions in order to bring a drum to life. Bear Standing Tall has a way of keeping the sacredness alive and the teachings of the drum are delivered in a fun and creative way.

After the workshop, bring home a 14-inch drum made with deer hide, a drum stick and instructions on how to keep your drum in good condition.

What’s included?

  • 1 night accommodation in a shared room (contact us to inquire about  a private room)
  • Meals and beverages (lunch, dinner, self-serve breakfast)
  • Supplies to make your own hand drum and stick, teachings and how to look after your drum

Instructions on:

  • How to make your drum
  • How to make your stick
  • Drum birthing ceremony
  • How to look after your drum



11:00am             Check-in, Lunch, Meet and Greet

12:30 pm            Build Your Drum

5:00 pm              Dinner

6:00 pm              Free Time


9:00 am              Drum Birthing Ceremony

12:00 pm            Lunch

1:00 pm              Medicine Circle and Sharing Songs

3:00 pm              Departure

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    About Bear Standing Tall
    Participants will be guided by Bear Standing Tall, a Nehiyaw from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. He is also a teacher, trainer and sun dancer. Bear Standing Tall believes in following the elders and learning wisdom to live a balanced life. He studies under the Eagle Society in British Columbia. Bear Standing Tall also teaches an accredited course called, “Introduction to the Medicine Wheel,” through Bear Standing Tall & Associates.

    About The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee
    The Hive is comprised of two buildings – an old historical church, The Hive Centre, and a retro executive home, The Hive Bee & Bee, nestled in 18 acres of the Wilmot Creek Commemorative Forest. Both The Hive Centre and the Bee & Bee are used to deliver programming and are available for private events.

    The Hive is less than half an hour away from most of the Durham Region and Peterborough area and just an hour away from most of the Greater Toronto and Northumberland area. Conveniently Located at the Gateway to the Ganaraska just 10 minutes North of Hwy 401 via Hwy 35/115 and then 2 minutes West on Concession Rd 8 – Leskard, Ontario.