Native Drums | Naturally Canada

Musical Instruments


    Drums are hand-made by native Alfred Carter. Two styles of drums available; Native and Wiccan.

    Please see descriptions below...

    About Me:
    My paternal grandmother was full blood Migmaw, living on rez in the Annapolis Valley area. I took no real interest in my roots until mid life. 
    One day I went to meet a lady for a date, and it turned out that she was a native elder. We formed a friendship, and as a woodworker I soon discovered that she was in need of a drum.
    I researched, asked many questions, and  prayerfully proceeded with drum making.
    To this time I have built or assisted and taught the making of hundreds of drums. 
    Also three large group drums. 
    The drum,  made of living materials is considered a living thing (once it has a voice).  It is means of communication with others, nature, your own soul, and most importantly: with our creator.
    The materials in the Native drum:
    Steer rawhide (drum face and lacing)
    Spruce wood
    Coffee/vegetables oil stain
    Made in the smoke of sacred Sage
    Made in four directions
    Comes with sage used as the drum was born
    And a small eagle feather
    The materials in the Wiccan drum:
    Steer rawhide (drum face and lacing)
    Iron (steel) center ring
    Small amount of sinew
    Spruce wood
    Urethane wood finished