Cultural Territories 101

We are so excited to announce this new free program hosted by Nicole Preissl!

We have 4 sessions planned for this spring, and another 4 to come this fall, as learning and sharing opportunities to deepen our awareness of the cultures of the place we live and visit in this province .

Thank you to BC Arts Council for making this program possible

A free, open-access virtual program creates a space for  individuals to gain knowledge of the different Nations in this province and develop a broader understanding of the different cultural practices and the  plant kin relied upon in different regions of the province.

Each week the Nations of a different region will be the focus. Our research might lead us into looking at the plants, particular weaving styles, language and current skill holders active in their community. This is a participatory group, not a lecture. Participants are asked to do their own research on different regions for each session and bring questions, observations and readings back to the group to share. Participants are welcome to join as many of these sessions as they can. Pre-registration is required, registration closes 24 hours before each date.

Nicole Preissl (BDes, 2019) was born and raised in Burnaby but is Sto:lo from Leq’a:mel First Nation. Her great-grandmother was Squamish from X̱wemelch’stn and great grandfather from Katzie. Nicole is an active alumna and Emily Carr community member, passing on her knowledge to others through workshops in the Aboriginal Gathering Place. Recently, Nicole has been doing administrative work for Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia assisting on virtual program delivery, and teaching weaving and other Guilds for EartHand Gleaners virtual program offerings.

get your free ticket here April 6th– Mainland Coast Salish Nations

upcoming Spring Dates- hold the dates!

get your free ticket here April 20th– TBA

  • future spring dates are May 4th, 18th and June 1st – check our events listing for ticket links

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm