Lakota Stone Animal Carving Fetish Workshop [Deposit] - Saturday, August 19 10am-5pm


The total investment for this experience is $195, and the $95 deposit is to reserve your space. Please bring the remaining $100 balance in cash at the time of the event.

Join Djuro and special guest Lakota elder Mr. Charging Crow for a full day workshop to create your own fetish carving. Mr. Charging Crow is a traditional Lakota carver, and you will learn the meaning of the fetish to the Sioux Nation and how to tap into the energy of the stone to determine which animal to carve. The workshop will begin with ceremony to connect you with your spirit guides. As you begin carving, the first layer of the stone's surface is removed and the animal Spirit’s natural form is revealed. You'll be guided through his traditional practices to complete your own fetish carving and learn the meaning of the different sacred embellishments. All tools, supplies, materials, and lunch provided. No experience necessary. Class is limited to 16 participants.


  • Tools provided - files, saws, rasps, sandpaper
  • Supplies - gloves, mask, eye protection
  • Materials - White Blackhills Alabaster Stone, beads, stones, leather medicine bag, pheasant feathers
  • Light snacks will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

"One day I dreamed a wonderful dream. Great-Grandma appeared to me. She had a handkerchief tied to a rope with 15 knots. She took them off and showed they were vertebrae shaped like a buffalo, and she told me I needed to carve one. It was a spiritual animal she used for good luck. That day I carved my first buffalo out of alabaster with good intentions." —Delbert Charging Crow

Location: Angelic Roots, 8612 S Market Pl, Oak Creek, WI 53154 (We have 2 locations in the Oak Creek Market Place Village, this is at the North End location.)(Event will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly. In the event there is inclement weather, we will move the workshop to our classroom space.)

Please sign our Consent & Liability Waiver prior to arrival. Note, we use essential oils and burn sage, palo santo and/or incense—please let us know of any sensitivities.

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