Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Coast Salish Basket Weaving Workshop at MOA

Sunday February 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Buy tickets here

Join master weaver Jessica Silvey for a one-day cedar basket weaving workshop and learn about the cultural significance and traditional techniques of Coast Salish weaving. Using the cedar that was harvested and prepared by Jessica herself, participants will get to take home their own cedar basket creations. Jessica is a self-taught weaver of Coast Salish and Portugese descent of the Silvey family in Egmont, BC. The workshop is organized in conjunction with our newest exhibit, The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving.
“Weave – to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole. Many of my childhood hours were spent with my paternal grandmother in the forest. It is my favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence. I have learned traditional techniques from research, as well as trial and error. I harvest and prepare my own materials. When I am ready to weave, the most time consuming work has been completed. Weaving is my passion and therapy for my soul.” – Jessica Silvey
Workshop cost per person (includes museum admission, light lunch, and all materials)
Adult | $140
Youth + Student + Senior | $125
Indigenous peoples + MOA Members + UBC Students / Faculty | $115
All ages welcome, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Limited to 20 participants only.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Native Northwest Sale

Join us for our annual Warehouse Sale and save on gifts, drinkware, home goods and more!


Tuesday, Dec. 5th - Saturday, Dec. 23rd
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Native Northwest Clearance Centre
1644 W. 75th Avenue, Vancouver BC

Many December events!

 Thursday, December 7: Night Shift: Supernatural Vibes: Indigenous spoken word and hip-hop performers
Emcee Suzette Amaya curates an all-female lineup of Indigenous spoken word and hip-hop performers from around the Northwest Coast. Supernatural Vibes celebrates Northwest Coast matriarch voices to honor women’s stories, talents and histories. While you’re visiting be sure to check out the museum’s new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks and the inaugural exhibit, In a Different Light
Thurs, Dec 7, 7 - 10 pm
The Museum of Anthropology – map
Admission is free for Indigenous Peoples, UBC students, staff and faculty. For more information visit the MOA website.   
Thursday, December 7: Winter Gathering at the Bill Reid Gallery
The public has been invited to attend the Bill Reid Gallery’s annual Winter Gathering on December 7th. There will be a variety of performances throughout the night including poets, spoken word artists, comedians, and performance art by Roxanne Charles
Thurs, Dec 7, 7 - 9 pm
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – map
100% of the proceeds from the Winter Gathering will be used to provide support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Entrance is by donation, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information visit the event page on Facebook
Friday, December 8: Immigrant/Refugee and Indigenous Youth in Dialogue and Solidarity: Fresh Voices Speaker SeriesFresh Voices will be screening a series of videos that were made by Indigenous and migrant/refugee youth that will explore how immigrant and Indigenous communities can build solidarity with one another. The aim of this event is to discuss ways of practicing decolonization while also supporting the experiences and voices of refugee and immigrant communities within Canada. The videos employ a diverse selection of storytelling techniques, from cinematic shorts to hip-hop. Join Fresh Voices for a celebration of this collaborative video project with music, food and conversation.
Fri, Dec 8, 6 - 9 pm
UBC Robson Square – map
Free to attend, RSVP required. For more information visit Fresh Voices.  
Sunday, December 10: Musqueam Holiday Craft Fair
Explore over 50 tables of arts and crafts at the Musqueam Holiday Craft Fair. There will be door prizes, a concession, raffles and much more.
Sun, Dec 10, 10 - 4 pm
Musqueam Community Centre
6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver BC – map
Admission is by donation and partial proceeds will to go to the MIB Elders group. For more information visit the event page on Facebook