Language and Place: Honouring the Life of Plants

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Date(s) - 27/01/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Language and Place: Honouring the Life of Plants

This session will be part conversation and part workshopping the creation of personalized prayers or intentional words and actions we can each imbed in our harvesting practice. How do we ask and honour the life of the plant from which we will make food, medicine and crafts?

What is our responsibility as a human in relation to that plant? What are words or offerings from our own ancestral lineage we can bring into this practice?

Meagan and Senaqwila share a conversation around teachings within the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation that may be brought into our  personal rituals and collectively the group will discuss other current practices and research into our own ancestral ways.

Pre-work request:

-Read the honorable harvest by Robin Wall Kimmerer

-Personal research into harvest and planting rituals for your own cultural roots, 

-Watch Spirit Doctors (film)


This free virtual event is the last of four in a series called Language and Place: unpacking the complexity of decolonizing our tongues and actions. Led by Meagan Innes and Senaqwila Wyss with a weekly guest from our Artist in Residence Program (Jolene Andrew, Cease Wyss, Jaz Whitford and Tori Clark)

Registration is required for each event, all of which have a max of 20 spaces.

These will be recorded for internal use only towards creation of a document that maps the learnings for future sharing.


Follow the links below for details and registration to the other events in the series:

Nov 4 – Language and Place: Returning Language to Place with Respect and Honour

Nov 25 – Language and Place: Names of Plants and Decolonizing our Tongues

Jan 14 – Language and Place: Pushing Beyond Territorial Acknowledgments

Jan 27 – Language and Place: Honouring the Life of Plants


EartHand gratefully acknowledges the support of BC Arts Council resilience funds and City of Vancouver for making this program possible.





This event is fully booked.