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An Evening of Coast Salish Weaving [VIRTUAL]
Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.Free
Honouring Reconciliation is a program to honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, facilitate learning, and promote understanding of our shared history.
Join acclaimed weavers Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph for an evening of Coast Salish Weaving. George and Joseph will demonstrate the techniques of Salish wool weaving and will discuss its cultural significance.
Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Janice George are accomplished weavers and teachers from the Squamish Nation. They co-founded the L’hen Awtxw Weaving House to share the teachings and practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving. Janice is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. George also co-organized the first Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers. George and Joseph are from prominent Squamish families and have numerous ceremonial and cultural responsibilities in their community. Joseph is the former director of the Squamish Housing and Capital Projects and currently consults on capital projects for First Nations communities. Along with Leslie Tepper, they also co-authored the 2017 book, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth.
Check out our other programs Tracing Textiles Through Time:
- May 8 – Fashions of the West Vancouver Pioneers (circa 1873-1912) with fashion historian Ivan Sayers
- May 15 – Upcycle Quilting with acclaimed quilter Sandra Sandvik
For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. Never participated in a Zoom event before? Visit our Getting Started with Zoom page.
What you’ll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone or tablet.