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Queen's University

Student Affairs Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Drum Making

[image of different drums]

 “One traditional grandmother talked about how in order to receive a drum, you have to know the teachings and songs that are associated with it. She said, “You have to earn the drum.” The more we know about our sacred items, such as the drum, the more we will know about ourselves and how to obtain and maintain balance amongst the four elements of our being.”


The workshop is open to all women.

Women will receive teachings on the drum and will have the opportunity to make their own hand drum.

Songs will be sung and we will do an awakening ceremony for our drum.



More information about drum making

Drum making instructions

Drum Making Ceremony

Native Drums

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000