Mercedes is a history educator in the Minneapolis area where she teaches American Indian and environmental programs at schools, parks, museums and as a public speaker. Learning to teach as a tour guide at the Minnesota Historical Society, Mercedes won a national award for developing a museum education program there. By teaching historic skills like making birch bark baskets, net making, processing wild nuts, and making traditional art with a modern twist, Mercedes continues to pursue her passion for connecting the past to its relevance in our modern lives.
Current Courses Offered by Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
Net Making: The Carrying Sack
Instructors: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
Nets aren’t just for catching fish! In this class you will learn an ancient technique to make a netted sack for everyday use. To make a net, you only need to learn to tie one knot. The craft of net making has remained unchanged for thousands of years, a universal…