Cedar Spoon Carving with Delmar Williams

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Date(s) - 08/02/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trillium North Park


Saturday Feb 8 1-4pm

Trillium North Park

$68 & 1 credit

In this session, Delmar breaks down the 3 basic skills needed with a standard bush knife to carve a spoon. Basics of  holding the knife, knife manipulation and 3 techniques  are practiced while carving a spoon. The bowl will be completed by  coal burn method.

Delmar will share the history and cultural stories connected to the knife.

This is outdoors under cover at Trillium North Park. Dress in warm layers and the tea pot will be on!

Delmar Williams is from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nation. He has grown up within his community and with  elders who still speak their traditional language and sing traditional songs. As a child, his family would fish the Fraser River every year to sustain themselves through the year. He carries the ancestral name of Banksht from his mother’s family and  the name Xwepilkinem (his father’s ancestral name) which refers to the man who slayed the two headed sea serpent. He continues to learn and grow his knowledge around ancient technologies and ways of knowing.

Delmar is a Big Game Hunt Guide in northern British Columbia and has worked with Outward Bound Canada as a professional guide for several years. Most recently, he has taught with the Seymour Longhouse program where instructors teach fire, cooking with fire, building tripods; making slahal sets (traditional native gambling game); hide tanning; basketry; and plant gathering.  In the North Vancouver School District #44 he teaches high school students about wilderness survival, fire by friction, and ancient technology.


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