Coast Salish Blanket Workshop

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Hosted by Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph, this is an excellent opportunity to learn traditional Salish weaving skills from seasoned weavers. 

Participants will enjoy an introduction to the historical and cultural significance of Salish weaving techniques. Each participant will subsequently create a textile with loom techniques under the direction of the instructors and leave the workshop with their own textile. A light lunch will also be served. Limited to 20 spaces.

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Admission: $140 General Admission; *$130 MOV Members.

*MOV members please show your identification along with your ticket at the door.

Note: Event ticket includes FREE admission to Haida Now and Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives exhibitions. Please arrive early with your event ticket to view the exhibits.


Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and her husband, Skwetsimeltxw Willard (Buddy) Joseph have reclaimed the Salish weaving tradition and taught others throughout the Salish speaking territory and beyond. For them, it is a sacred responsibility as well as a passion. They learned to weave from Susan Pavel and Subiyay-t Bruce Miller of Skokomish in October 2003, and they are grateful to have these two as well as other spiritual, cultural, and scholarly mentors.  Their work began in Squamish Territory, weaving the technical, spiritual, and generational teachings together. Janice and Buddy integrate the Squamish teachings from their late Grandmother Kwitelut-t Lena Jacobs – an elder and knowledge keeper who was directly connected to pre contact times, as well as those of other Squamish ancestors. Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph along with Leslie Tepper, co-authored the 2017 book, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth. Janice is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. Janice also co-organized the 1st Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers.

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