Cultural Territories 101

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Date(s) - 14/04/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


We are excited to announce the return of Cultural Territories 101, a continuation of where we left off last Spring. 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- registration opens March 14th, register early!

A device with camera and audio and internet is required to participate in this program. The session is not recorded.


April 14th Vancouver Island and Coast Salish 

Nations in discussion: Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwak’awakw


The geographically diverse Vancouver Island and Coast region contains mountains, fertile agricultural lands, beaches, ancient rainforests, rivers, fjords, and archipelagos, which make up the traditional territory of many Coast Salish groups:  Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Wuikinuxv, Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw, and Da’naxda’xw in the northern mainland portion of the region adjacent to Queen Charlotte Sound; Quatsino, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwak’awakw on north and central Vancouver Island; Ditidaht, Pacheedaht, Saanich, Beecher Bay [Scia’new], Malahat, Nanoose [Snaw-naw-as], Songhees, Sooke [T’sou-ke], and Hul’qumi’num on southern Vancouver Island. (taken from BCAFN website)


 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.


Bookings are closed for this event.