Take a deep dive into the Indigenous world with non-profit Kina8at-Together. Founded by Dominique (T8aminik) Rankin and Marie-Josée Tardif, Elders of the Algonquin traditions, Kina8at’s activities are guided by teachings which date back thousands of years. Whether you dream of a canoeing adventure, crave a relaxing getaway, or you’re seeking a deeper connection through a transformative experience immersed in Anicinape Culture, join us at the Centre Kina8at surrounded by forest on the shores of a lake, just a stone’s throw from Mont-Tremblant.
Follow in the nomadic footsteps of our Anicinape Ancestors with a unique authentic experience. Visit Pikogan, an Anicinape (Algonquin) reserve located in Abitibi; canoe north along the majestic Harricana River, which our Anicinape ancestors have travelled for thousands of years; learn basic forest survival skills; bake traditional bread; experience the sacred pipe ceremony; sing and drum and receive the teachings of the animals.
Join a workshop to learn traditional arts such as beading and moccasin making; give yourself the gift of regeneration and transformation on a four-day silent retreat in the forest; learn the vigil of the sacred fire; take part in the extraordinary Matato ritual (sweat lodge), guided by Grand-father T8aminik.
Everything we do at Kina8At-Ensemble is based on authenticity, reconciliation, and celebrating the joy of life; join us for an adventure in French, English, Anicinape, Atikamekw or Cree. We and also offer a range of training programs inspired by First Nations’ philosophy and traditions focusing on consciousness-raising and healing.
3 Day Inner Journeys
Immerse yourself in the heart of Indigenous teachings (teachings of animals, the four directions and the female-male relationship, traditional ceremonies, sacred fire, etc.)
Starting Price: $425.00Book now
Silent Retreats in the Forest
Four days in the forest, three in complete silence; private interviews with seniors T8aminik Rankin and Marie-Josée Tardif, vigils of the sacred fire, Matato (sweat lodge)
Starting Price: $575.00Book now
Sacred Drum Making
Heartbeat of the child, heartbeat of mother earth, the drum is much more than just a musical instrument. Everyone makes their own drum thanks to the teachings of T8aminik.
Starting Price: $495Book now
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.