Date(s) - 25/11/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Language and Place: Names of Plants and Decolonizing our Tongues
A part of how we can build relationships to place is through how we connect and acknowledge plants as kin. Looking initially at Fireweed and Stinging Nettle which are both plants that have rich cultural traditions in many places, let’s look at how many other decolonized names we can collectively share for these plant relatives. Meagan and Senaqwila will share the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim for these plants and invite you to do your own research on these, or other plants from your own ancestral roots.
Pre-work request: Bring plant names in your ancestral language forward to share with the group, have links etc ready to share if relevant
Pre-work request: Knowledge Keepers Medicine Walk (youtube video)
This free virtual event is the first 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 25 – Language and Place: Names of Plants and Decolonizing our Tongues
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.