Join us for the final virtual gathering in our popular series Cultural Territories 101
Thursday May 12 7-8.30pm.
This time around Nicole will invite guests to research, learn and discuss pertinent topics that affect these Nations and their sovereignty. Nicole will be leading light discussion around the plants, fibres, weaving and cultural practices of each Nation while also discussing how current day colonialism has come into play. We are excited to welcome people from all knowledge levels and group participation/discussion is highly encouraged. This is a space to learn, listen and share and we look forward to having you.
Free, online program with limited space to allow for conversational group-
A device with camera and audio and internet is required to participate in this program. The session is not recorded.
Nations in discussion: Nisga’a, Tsimshian, Haida, Tahltan, Gitxsan.
The North Coast Region is comprised of the Traditional Territories of the Coast Tsimshian along the Skeena River and surrounding its delta; the Haida on Haida Gwaii; the Tlingit along the coast north of Prince Rupert; the Nisga’a along the Nass River Valley and its delta; and the Tahltan along the Stikine River and further inland. The Coastal geography is made up of fruitful oceans, vast temperate coastal rainforests, and deep fjords that quickly give way to drier mountainous climates further inland. The region houses many large rivers including the Nass, Skeena and Stikine. (taken from BCAFN website)
sign up here for your free ticket, a zoom link and any pre-work requests will be sent a few days early.
Program Host: Nicole Preissl 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 (BDes, 2019), passing on her knowledge to others through workshops in the Aboriginal Gathering Place. Nicole has been actively involved with EartHand as an emerging skill-holder since 2018, learning while sharing: weaving, spinning, stories of place and most recently the Cultural Territories 101 program.
Thank you to BC Arts Council and EartHand Community Donations for the Support of this program.