The War of North Dakota

Screening of the film "War of North Dakota" about Standing Rock. Presented by the film maker Rod Webber.

"The War of North Dakota" (Rough cut) highlights the actions on the Backwater Bridge and nearby locations at the Standing Rock Reservation and NoDAPL protests leading up to a brutal night in which the Morton County Sheriff's department unleashed rubber bullets, concussion grenades, tear gas and freezing water-cannons on the people of Standing Rock and their environmentalist allies, resulting in 300 injuries. There was widespread hypothermia, the loss of eye-sight (with Sioux-Z Dundon), and a woman (Sophia Wilansky), who lost the use of her arm-- both were injured by explosives launched at the crowd by the police. DM on Twitter. @RodWebber

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Matchless Firestarting

Bow drills have been used by humans around the world to start fires for thousands of years. This is an invaluable lifelong skill that may one day save your life. Learn to make and use a bow drill kit using Northern White Cedar and buckskin cordage.

$25 includes entire bow drill kit (priceless), materials, tuition and one fermented beverage. Come late or leave early! Everyone gets a fire kit.


Death Cafe hosted by Gina Colombatto

What is a Death Cafe? 

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea (fermented tea for ones held at UFF) and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. 

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. This is an invitation to celebrate life and notice the beauty of each moment that brings us one step closer to death. How we are all woven together and the reality of all of us leaving these sweet bodies opens the space to the wonderment of it all. Gina Colombatto is amazed, awed, inspired, and intrigued by death. She has facilitated groups with teens making life choices, hospice clients working through loss, designed and created community art projects and has hosted DeadDogDinah, a radio show to keep the death conversation alive! 


(Please note: this event will continue past our normal closing time, but the taps will be closed at 7pm still for any purchases)

Birch Bark Baskets

Birch bark is a magical material that has been collected consciously and regeneratively for thousands of years. We’ll use wild spruce roots to sew a rim made of softwood roots or brown ash around a decorate cord of common milkweed or basswood bark to make a folded birch bark basket (approximately 6”x6”) which will be beautiful.

$35 includes all required tools, all hand-gathered processed materials, tuition and one fermented beverage. Everyone gets a basket!