The drum is the heartbeat of Mother Earth. It has been a cornerstone of First Nation culture since time immemorial.
This guidebook explores the roots of the Anishinaabe hand drum and leads you through one contemporary method used to make your own hand drum.
Drum maker John Rice shares the story of the drum and adds cultural teachings throughout the descriptions of constructing a hand drum. Full colour photos and easy step-by-step instructions make it a fun class project or personal journey.
Suggested Reading Level Grades 7-9
LBS Level 4
OALCF Level 2
OALCF Task Based Activities - Perform Digital Tasks for Cultural Research (can be used as a lesson plan)
About the Author
Waubgeshig Rice is a Toronto-based writer and broadcast journalist. He began his freelance career as a teenager and has since been published in various prominent national print and magazine publications.
His writing deals prominently with Aboriginal issues: on the reserve, in the city and abroad. He has travelled extensively across Europe and North America, raising awareness of Ojibway culture along the way. For his accounts of these experiences, visit www.waub.ca.