Women Reclaim Role as the Keeper of the Drum

Many first nations, for many years, were matriarchal societies. For Plains Cree, historically, women were the makers and the keepers of the drum.

With the introduction of outside influences, this role of women shifted. Here, from APTN, an elder in Grand Rapids shares how the teaching of this history is reinstating, and empowering, women drum keepers.

News that not only informs, but inspires.


aptn.ca: The keeper of the drum