Nach’i’m Pop-Up Gallery in the Heart of Granville Island – February 2019

For one month starting on February 7. 2019, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George will be showcasing their Squamish culture through an extensive art display, the “L’hen Awtxw, Weaving House” Exhibit and hands-on cultural workshops at the Nach’i’m Pop Up Gallery right in the bustling heart of Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Janice George are accomplished weavers and teachers from the Squamish Nation. Both have co-authored a book on weaving with Dr. Leslie Tepper, titled Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth.

Chief Janice George graduated from Capilano University, North Vancouver BC, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA.   She feels her education at these schools helped her excel as a teacher, adding to her most important traditional teachings. She is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. George also co-organized the 1st Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers.  George and Joseph are from prominent Squamish families and have numerous ceremonial and cultural responsibilities in their community. Joseph is the former director of the Squamish Housing and Capital Projects and currently consults on capital projects for First Nations communities.

FEBRUARY 2019 WORKSHOPS

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Weave a Traditional Salish-style wrap with Squamish Master Weavers Skwetsimeltxw Buddy Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George 
Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
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Learn to weave a Salish-style wool cuff or pendant with Squamish Master Weavers Skwetsimeltxw Buddy Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George 
Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30pm or 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Sínulhkay and Ladders, Intro to Decolonizing Practices @ Nach’i’m Pop-Up with Michelle Lorna Nahanee and Friends
Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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