15 Apr 2016

A Common Thread

  With a steady hand, he calmly held a small sewing needle and ever so gently picked up tiny brown beads one-by-one. Curtis Oland, a fourth-year Ryerson fashion design student was taught traditional woven beadwork on a bead loom by his grandmother. It takes one hour to...
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06 Apr 2016

Keeping Languages Alive

One hundred years ago, the SENĆOŦEN, or Saanich, language enjoyed a healthy vitality among the Indigenous W̱SÁNEC people of southwest British Columbia and south Vancouver Island.  In 2014, 18 years after the last residential school in Canada closed, only six people were known to...
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