Monthly Archives: June 2014

Songs For Reconciliation Celebration at Trout Lake, June 21st 2014

Last Saturday all the groups from the project and LOTS of friends, family, and relatives came together to celebrate all the work that William and the participants of Songs For Reconciliation have done over the last 4 months. We were … Continue reading

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PHOTOS – Songs For Reconciliation Celebration At Trout Lake, June 21st 2014

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Community Performance this Saturday, June 21st at Trout Lake Community Centre

This Saturday, June 21st, join us for the Songs For Reconciliation Community Performance at Trout Lake Community Centre, a part of National Aboriginal Day. The performance will be from 2-3pm inside the community centre – 3360 Victoria Drive.  Come early … Continue reading

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National Aboriginal Day, June 21st, in Vancouver at Trout Lake Park

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The Makings of a Celtic Crest on a Kwakwaka’wakw Button Blanket

The Songs For Reconciliation programme welcomes the sharing of cultures and stories from all over the world.  In our workshop at the UBC Learning Exchange an Irish participant gave William a good challenge: how to put a Celtic crest on … Continue reading

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The Thunderbird Legend

X̱wax̱wasa and Kwa̱nu’sila  Origin Story of the Giga̱lg̱a̱m “The First Ones” ‘na̱mima “clan” of the ‘Na̱mg̱is X̱wax̱wasa was the first ancestor of the Giga̱lg̱a̱m “First Ones” ‘na̱mima “clan”. When the Great Flood came, he transformed into a steelhead salmon and … Continue reading

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Traditional Kwakwaka’wakw White Cotton Robes

Here are two examples of Kwakwaka’wakw cotton robes.  The students at Eric Hamber Secondary School are making their own to wear on National Aboriginal Day. Chief Charles Nowell in 1905 A hand woven shawl.

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