Date(s) - 10/02/2022
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- register early!
A device with camera and audio and internet is required to participate in this program. The session is not recorded.
Feb 10th- North East Area
Nations in Discussion: Dene Tha’, Acho Dene Koe, Kaska Dena.
With much of the region lying east of the Rockies, the physical geography of the Northeast is distinct from much of the rest of the province: a vast and remote area of foothills, forests, lakes and the Peace River valley. The eastern region beyond the Rockies is the traditional territory of the Dene Tha’ cultural group and further north, the Acho Dene Koe. The mountainous western border of the region is considered traditional Kaska Dena territory. (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.