Wayfinding: Weaving

Nicole Preissl (Stolo) and Veronica Rose (Gitxsan) will be leading a series of interactive and informative walks for participants aged 13-24 who are interested in weaving with natural fibres. The walks will take place between MOP and Trillium North Park, where EartHand Gleaners has their locations. The walks are meant to engage youth in weaving…

Summer Shoreline Spinning

This summer, the EartHand Land & Sea project gets us  out of our chairs from conversation circles and begins the practice of walking while spinning or rope making along various coastal shores in our  community. The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club…

Community Learning Circle at Seymour Longhouse

We were honoured that this Community Learning Circle could be held at the Seymour Longhouse of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. We spent an afternoon tanning salmon leather thigh spinning nettle and linen for making nets; learning bow drill fire starting, carving, and other traditional skills. Most importantly, we spent the afternoon together. We were honoured to…

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Heart of the City Festival 5 Nov

The November rains pour down with only brief respite; inside, we gather over good food and practice our thigh spinning with flax tow and nettle, hearing stories from those who’ve lived by the waters of the land, and sharing our gratitude. This Weaving Conversation Circle was facilitated by Kamala Todd, with a welcome by Tracy…

Walk for Reconciliation

Thank you everyone for being a part of the day on September 24. What a time! It was such pleasure to have our team representing EartHand and our Land & Sea project … there were so many good conversations over the course of the afternoon, so many people were touched by what we are up…

Land & Sea Conversation Circle at the World Environmental Education Congress

This September we had the opportunity to be presenters at the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver, BC. The lineup of plenary speakers was illustrious, including some of the most famous names associated with environmental issues, education and philosophy in Canada and beyond: Jeanette Armstrong, Wade Davis, David Suzuki, Tara Cullis, and Elizabeth May, among…

“a ring of willow woven in the ends of their nets”

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery is one of our partners for the Land & Sea project; Sonia Strobel, co-founder and Managing Director, recently forwarded this to us, an excerpt from Nick Claxton’s writing about his community’s successful reef net fishery revival: The WSÁNEC people successfully governed their traditional fisheries for thousands of years, prior to contact.  This…

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Cold raw skin… icky, slimy, smelly. But warmed with careful hands and a heartfelt gratitude for the animals’ lives, and for the heritage and wisdom of our ancestors and those who shared their knowledge with us, that same flesh is both transformed, and transformative. Thanks to Karen for providing us with the fish skins, waste from a…