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Idle No More - October 7th

Last update on Oct. 9, 2013.

Yesterday was The 250-year Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763; a perfect time for Idle No More to continue to shed light on former and present day issues. Hundreds of people gathered at the Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver to listen to speakers voice their concerns. I was very proud when I saw my Uncle Eddie Gardner take the mic and talk about the salmon fish farms in our BC waters and encourage everyone to join him in Duncan to protest. We are of Sto:lo ancestry which means we are children of the salmon and ...

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Harvesting Cedar

Last update on July 1, 2013.

Harvesting Cedar

Today I was taught how to harvest cedar for weaving. I am so incredibly happy to be learning how to weave cedar which is a traditional art form of my Sto:lo ancestry. I spent the day hiking through the lush green forest hugging cedars to see if they're old enough for harvest and giving thanks for the harvest. It was hard work but incredibly rewarding. I felt so at peace while I worked, taking in the sights and sounds around me. I am so grateful to be learning weaving in a hands on traditional style. 

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