Driving Question: How does learning about weaving help us to learn about its significance to indigenous people? What is important about weaving to indigenous people?
Learning Targets: Thinking critically; making meaningful personal connections; inferring from images/art expression; connecting and engaging with others to share and develop ideas.
Toni describes her love and passion for art and cedar weaving. Toni is a member of the K'omoks and Sechelt First Nation.
We have videos prepared with Suzanne Camp, retired Indigenous District Cultural Support Worker, to explain and demonstrate how to weave quarterbags. Thanks to the Anjeanette Dawson and Norman Guerrero from who we learned the quarterbag weaving at FNESC (First Nations Education Steering Committee) Conference.
CTV News: VICTORIA -- Humans have a long relationship with dogs, but now after a recent archaeological dig in the Broken Group Islands on the west coast of Vancouver Island, we’re beginning to understand how far back that relationship actually goes. The number is quite staggering.
Remains of an ancient woolly dog breed were unearthed in 2018 during an archaeological dig at an ancient Tseshaht First Nation settlement on Keith Island.
"A Journey Into Time Immemorial is an original creation of the SFU Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology with active participation from local Sto:lo Elders and knowledge keepers. It was originally a Virtual Museum of the Sto:lo people. Given it was created in 2008, the program platform became outdated. This valuable resource is now offline. SFU did give permission to download the information, thus to save as much of it as we could. This page is an archive of information from this website to be used for educational purposes."
Special Note: There are protocols that go with collecting cedar bark. Some things to consider about cedar collection is that the people who collect cedar are from the local nation, have been taught from an elder, know how and when to do this without harming the tree in that specific area. Cedar is considered sacred for many.