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  • Moose Leather Wrapped Goose Wing Fans (Out of Stock)

    45$ Canadian
     **  Shipment within Canada ONLY.   Non Canadian customers please do not purchase, or we will need to refund. (This is due to US migratory bird regulations)
    We have been not so much hunters but very good gatherers for a very long time.  Locally each year people hunt goose and snow goose legally along the Saint Laurence river near Montreal.  They eat the meat but the wings are not used.  We have arranged for an outfitter to save the wings for us.  Last year we brought them down a huge freezer…..when they filled it we drove down and picked up the wings.  We did this two times last fall and we are very well stocked in wings and feather.  They would have ended up all in the garbage.  We did not kill these birds for the feathers.  In our tradition we use all that is possible, we respect the lives of those around us and feel that to extend the medicine of these winged ones is respect for their gift.
    These Fans are used for many purposes.  They are great for Smudging (burning medicines, sage, sweetgrass etc) and blowing /moving the smoke over someone/thing to be blessed or cleansed.  Our fans are also very popular for dancers.  In Powwows both men and women dancers have fans as part of their regalia.  These are perfect.
  • Wood Goose wing fans- Side Profile

    25$ Canadian
    **  Shipment within Canada ONLY.   Non Canadian customers please do not purchase, or we will need to refund. (This is due to US migratory bird regulations)
    We have been not so much hunters but very good gatherers for a very long time.  Locally each year people hunt goose and snow goose legally along the Saint Laurence river near Montreal.  They eat the meat but the wings are not used.  We have arranged for an outfitter to save the wings for us.  Last year we brought them down a huge freezer…..when they filled it we drove down and picked up the wings.  We did this two time last fall and we are very well stocked in wings and feather.  They would have ended up all in the garbage.  We did not kill these birds for the feathers.  In our tradition we use all that is possible, we respect the lives of those around us and feel that to extend the medicine of these winged ones is respect for their gift.
    These Fans are used for many purposes.  They are great for Smudging (burning medicines, sage, sweetgrass etc) and blowing /moving the smoke over someone/thing to be blessed or cleansed.  Our fans are also very popular for dancers.  In Powwows both men and women dancers have fans as part of their regalia.  These are perfect.
    Of our wood fans we make them out of Eastern Cedar and Butternut. (if you have a preference please specify in commence section at check out or send us an email)
  • Wood Goose wing fans- Straight Profile

    30$ Canadian
    **  Shipment within Canada ONLY.   Non Canadian customers please do not purchase, or we will need to refund. (This is due to US migratory bird regulations)
    We have been not so much hunters but very good gatherers for a very long time.  Locally each year people hunt goose and snow goose legally along the Saint Laurence river near Montreal.  They eat the meat but the wings are not used.  We have arranged for an outfitter to save the wings for us.  Last year we brought them down a huge freezer…..when they filled it we drove down and picked up the wings.  We did this two time last fall and we are very well stocked in wings and feather.  They would have ended up all in the garbage.  We did not kill these birds for the feathers.  In our tradition we use all that is possible, we respect the lives of those around us and feel that to extend the medicine of these winged ones is respect for their gift.
    These Fans are used for many purposes.  They are great for Smudging (burning medicines, sage, sweetgrass etc) and blowing /moving the smoke over someone/thing to be blessed or cleansed.  Our fans are also very popular for dancers.  In Powwows both men and women dancers have fans as part of their regalia.  These are perfect.
    Our wood fans are made out of Eastern Cedar.
  • Bear Grease Cream – Goldenseal & Face Cream

    20$ Canadian

    Bear Grease – Goldenseal

    Goldenseal power has been in our families ‘medicine chest’ for years.  As workers/crafters/drum makers when we cut ourselves, we reach for the goldenseal…..24 hours later all is good.  Goldenseal is a natural antibiotic and  will heal an infection like nothing else I have used..  This mixture is designed to be used for any cut or scrape.  Put a small amount on the wound and then cover with a bandage…I find you can leave the bandage on for a couple days….the cut is gone!!! Ingredients include pure bear grease, almond oil, goldenseal and shea butter.  Store in the fridge long term.
     
    Bear Grease – Face Cream
     
    I am sure that some of your are going squirm at the thought of putting bear grease on your face….but seriously this is the BEST cream ever.  Joywind is an avid fan of high quality facial cream and developed this recipe to rival the most fancy/expensive organic face cream on the market.  Ingredients include: pure bear grease, sweet almond oil, bees wax, shea butter, vitamin E, essential oils: Helichrysum and Geranium.  All ingredients are organic.
  • Sweetgrass

    12$ Canadian20$ Canadian

    Sweetgrass is one of the most important Traditional Medicines.  We are very picky about where we get our sweetgrass.  Some growths of sweetgrass are in crisis because of over picking or harvesting by pulling out the root.  At the moment we are working with two families who harvest sweetgrass, with ceremony and pluck the leaves without pulling the root.  Our large braids are very full and wide…they are from New Brunswick.  Our smaller braids are long but thinner, from Saskatchewan.  We keep our Sweetgrass carefully wrapped in a towel (towel smells really amazing!! Lol) so the grass is lush and still very green.  (Keep your sweetgrass wrapped up in a towel or leather otherwise it will lose its power and colour).

    Small – 26″-38″  Long,  3/4″ wide

    Medium – 34″-36″ Long, 1″ wide

    Large – 30″ Long, 1.5″ wide

  • White Sage

    10$ Canadian60$ Canadian

    Available as stick, 1/2 or full pound.  White or Buffalo sage is used in ceremony to purify or clean.  Most gatherings, ceremonies or sweats will begin with a smudging and mostly involving sage.  There are many different kinds of sage used in the community and our favourite is this White sage.  A small leaf will light very easily, blow out the flame, and will continue to smoke until it burns out.  Check out our fans or smudge kits as people will often use a fan to waft the smoke.  Available in loose leaf or as a tied sage stick.

  • Copal

    8$ Canadian15$ Canadian

    Copal is a tree resin from the Protium Copal Tree.  Copal is used in ceremonies, it is burned as a medicine for cleansing energies, the home, crystals and oneself. The medicine of copal helps oneself to relase/relax and open the mind and body.  This copal came to us in form of a trade.