Work Shops

NCES hosts multiple workshops year round at local and territorial events and in partnership with local centres, and businesses.

If you would like to participate in a workshop, follow our Facebook and Instagram to find out where, when and how to sign up!

This is your chance to be creative! Learn traditional shapes, recognize traditional designs, and understand why art was made in first nations culture.

Workshops Include:



Drawing Traditional Form Lines



Jewelry and Tool making

We always encourage and are open to taking ideas for future workshops! All workshops are open to the public. We are dedicated to reconnecting youth with culture. If you would like to host or lead a workshop, contact us at, or call our phone 867-633-4186



  • January – paddles workshop in Dease Lake, BC
  • January 28th – February 2nd – Bowl/Paddle Workshop in Teslin BC
  • March 4th to 16th- Silver Jewelry Workshop
  • March 11-15th – Youth, Elder, Land, Wellness Spring Break Camp
  • March 18th – 22nd – NCES Winter Fish Camp/Retreat
  • July – Bowl/Paddle Making in Dease Lake, BC
  • July 26-28th – Mini Wood Paddle Workshop at Haa Kustee Yi Celebration

*Photo from Hains Junction Family Gathering Oct 2018


  • February 6th – Mural Project in Carmacks for Youth Gathering
  • March 6th – Mini Paddles in Dawson for Klondike Individual Artist Centre
  • March 22nd – Adze Making with Wayne Price
  • August – Mini Paddles at Youth Retreat in Carmacks
  • October – Doll Making
  • November/December – Parka Making


  • July 26-28th – Mini Wood Paddle Workshop at Haa Kustee Yi Celebration
  • August – Mini Paddles, Mini Button Blankets at Youth Retreat in Carmacks
  • October 3rd – Mini Wood Paddles in Hains Junction/Family Gathering
  • November 16th – Silver Jewelry Making