Drum Making with a Community Artist Event is open for registration

Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council

AKRC invites community members to join us in a lesson guided by the work of Jyles Copenace. Through this lesson, participants will learn about the design of Traditional Ojibwe hand-drum. Participants will make a prototype of a drum, focusing on the design and historical context of drumming.

We ask that all participants who register are committed to 2 days when signing up.

Event will take place on June 12 & 13, 2021 @ 12:00pm Via Zoom. More details will be provided upon registration.

AKRC has provided 5 drum kits to the 5 First Nations (Animikee Wa Zhing #37, Big Grassy, Northwest Angle #33, Onigaming, Wauzhushk Onigum).

Please use this registration form to contact Elaine Ross & Vanessa Powassin on how to register for this Event.

Drum Making Registration


About the Artist

Jyles Copenace is one of AKRC’s own and in charge of the fisheries department.

Born and raised in Naotkamegwanning First Nation. He grew up and around the pow wow trail. He watched his family before him make drums and sing, which he learned and has shared his knowledge when given the opportunity.


The goal is to pass the culture down, to teach culture to the next generation and to help them to be able to have the ability to show the generation after them the drum making and songs.

More information about the Mental Health Pandemic Program:

This new program is designed to provide members opportunities to learn of our culture/traditions and to reconnect with the community. These include land-based teachings and activities. In addition, clients will have access to counselling sessions that will include ceremony, either individually or family based, to help address the systemic problems that arise from addictions.

For more information please send an email through our contact page or by phone at (807) 226-4445:

  • Elaine Ross
  • Vanessa Powassin
  • Rhonda Nash
Published On: June 3rd, 2021Categories: News