First Nation art workshops in June

The Hope Inclusion Project initiative aims to encourage multicultural understanding

The Hope Inclusion Project will be reaching out to the community and encouraging multicultural understanding and inclusion through upcoming free public workshops.

Yvette John, White Plume Woman, will be sharing her culture and expertise through Salish Coast weaving and traditional medicine workshops.

Gracie Kelly of Sto:lo will also be sharing her knowledge and experience through workshops on traditional cedar bark bracelets and cedar basket weaving.

“It is so important to learn and share traditional teachings,” said Kelly, “as without knowing these teachings the proper way, we will never really know how valuable the cedar tree and its uses are to us as Sto:lo people.”

“Traditional Art: the story behind the surface” explores the multiculturalism, change and adaptation of traditional art forms and encourages participants to uncover and discuss the story behind the art and find a common ground between people and cultures.

The art is funded by Embrace BC through the government of Canada and the province of B.C., and is delivered locally by Free Rein Associates and the Hope Inclusion Project.

The program seeks to promote inclusion by looking beyond art and delving into the culture, struggles and traditions from which art is created.

Space for the “Traditional Arts: the story behind the surface” workshops are limited, so participants are encouraged to register in advance.

For more information on the traditional art workshops, email jodi@freereinassociates.ca or call 604-869-2279.

JUNE WORKSHOPS

• Salish weaving – May 31 (6-8:30 p.m.)

SOCIA Building 895 3rd Ave.

Contact: Yvette John

whiteplumewoman@hotmail.com

 

• Traditional medicine – June 7 (6-8:30 p.m.)

and June 8 (10 a.m.)

SOCIA Building 895 3rd Ave.

Contact: Yvette John

whiteplumewoman@hotmail.com

 

• Cedar bark bracelet – June 12 (5-7:30 p.m.)

Chawathil First Nations boardroom

4-60814 Highway 7

Contact: Grace Kelly

604-795-0464 or mexweya@gmail.com

 

• Cedar basket weaving – June 19 (5-7 p.m.)

SOCIA Building 895 3rd Ave.

Contact: Grace Kelly

604-795-0464 or mexweya@gmail.com

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