Cedar Bracelet Workshop

Cedar BraceletTraditional Coast Salish Cedar bark rope made into bracelets. Facilitated by Jeff Welch, Traditional Knowledge Keeper for his respective T’Sou-ke Nation Family and Indigenous Role Model for 13 years in the school district 62 Indigenous Role Models Program, teaching indigenous education K to 12 as well as guest speaker at University of Victoria.

All ages (under 10 with adult assistance)

2:00-3:00pm on Saturday January 28, 2023
Cost: $30 +GST
Pre-registration required. Limited spaces available. Scholarships available for indigenous youth.


Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms: Blending traditional Coast Salish knowledge with science

Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms: Blending traditional Coast Salish knowledge with scienceWith Rita Kompst, traditional Musqueam Coast Salish artist, and Zoe McDonell, ecologist.

This in-depth workshop will introduce workshop participants to the magic and wonder of natural dyeing using local sources. Workshop participants will learn the basics of foraging for dye materials as well as how to use these in practice to create beautiful colours. The workshop is a balance between traditional Coast Salish ecological knowledge and western science. Both perspectives invite students to deepen their connection with the natural world.
Each student will create a reference of dye samples to help guide further dyeing as well as their own sample skein to dye and take home.

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Sooke Region Museum
Tickets: $225 + GST