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POST ID: 2799

DRUM MAKING with Vernon Foster

DRUM MAKING with Vernon Foster

Start date: September 11th, 2010
End date: September 12th, 2010
Region: Northeast
Location: Manhattan, NYC


The Children's Aid Society
219 Sullivan Street (bet. W.3rd & Bleeker Streets)

Registration will end August 16th, due to materials that need to be ordered & shipped.

Create your own Native American hand drum with Vernon Foster, Klamath / Modoc Indian.

Elder Vernon Foster will guide participants through a sacred and enjoyable learning process of making their own genuine deer hide American Indian hand drum. Through ceremony and instruction, story and song, Vernon will lead us in how to birth our own drum as an instrument of spirit. Participants will learn about the ways of the Native American and their culture, as well as the significance of the drum in Indian country. We will work with our spirit guides to call in a design for our drum.

Vernon has been making drums for over thirty years. There will also be the opportunity to make your own a rattle.

Vernon Foster -- is a member of the Klamuth/Modac Nation, and active member of the American Indian Movement which promotes Native human rights. He has been a strong advocate and activist of Indian country for over thirty years. Vernon is recognized as a national spokesman on behalf of his community, a motivational speaker, spiritual advisor, healer, counselor and teacher regarding Native American issues, solutions, and perspectives. He has been the founder of many charitable organizations including: Buffalo Heart Project and Red Road Journeys. Vernon sits on many national boards.

Workshop Cost:
$275 / $225 – when registered by Aug. 1st

Supply Costs:
15" Drum: $90 / $75 – when registered by Aug. 1st)
18" Drum: $115 / $90 – when registered by Aug. 1st)
Rattle: $40 / $20 – when registered by Aug. 1st)

We anticipate that the workshop will be sold out. The workshop & drum materials need to be paid for in advance, so that all supplies can be made, ordered, shipped and received in advance of the workshop. Once you specify a drum size, we will order your raw supplies. You will not be able exchange the size of drum you choose for another size later on. The later registration happens, there may be no choice left on what size drum you can choose, so please register early - register now!


To register, contact Tom 917.686.4385 or

For your on-line registration & workshop payment—
Please go to the web site's "HOME" page
1. Click on the DONATE button on the right hand side of the page
2. Insert $225 (if by Aug. 1st) + Drum Cost (+ Rattle if you choose) as your amount, then click the 'Update Total' button
3. Add personal info for your credit card or PayPal account.

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