Monthly Archives: March 2014

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

“There is an emerging and compelling desire to put the events of the past behind us so that we can work towards a stronger and healthier future. The truth telling and reconciliation process as part of an overall holistic and … Continue reading

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Kwakwaka’wakw Button Blankets

   

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Today at the UBC Learning Exchange :)

We had a great workshop today! Practicing the songs for the first hour and then taking the first steps in making traditional button blankets.

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The Songs

The ten songs William is teaching and sharing in the workshops are: Sacred Chant Yelakwala Baby Song Ola Ikan Noke Boys Hunting Song Stephen Beans Dive Chief of the Ducks Cormorant Song Double-Headed Serpent Song Sisiyut Thunderbird Song Lalakanis Joe … Continue reading

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“Every person on earth has a story about their family, history, and traditional lands. Reconciliation can only begin when all people begin to accept and respect each other’s stories.”   Chiefs Ka̱mka̱ḵa̱widi and Kwa̱nkwa̱nxwa̱lige’dzi  

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