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Coast Salish House Post Raising: National Indigenous Day

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Noons Creek Hatchery (Port Moody Ecological Society)

300 Ioco Road

To the right of the Rec. Centre

Port Moody, BC V3H 2V7

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On National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2018 the Port Moody Ecological Society will host a Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony to raise our post in Port Moody at the Noons Creek hatchery.
The Lead Artist coordinating this community-based reconciliation in action project is Tasha Faye Evans, welcomepostproject @ Gmail.com, who is collaborating with the Port Moody Ecological Society.

Welcome Post Project: A House Post for Port Moody
A House post is a significant symbol in Coast Salish Culture. Traditionally, house posts were the main posts that supported the roof in the longhouse. Back in the day, whole extended families lived in one longhouse. The house posts were carved and decorated to express the fun...damental values and history of the community living within each longhouse.
Every Welcome Post Summer Program event has been leading us towards the final objective of designing, carving, and raising the first Port Moody House Post. In September 2017, there were three community gatherings with Squamish artist and carver James Harry. James Harry who listened to our community speak about what it means to be a resident of Port Moody, what our values are as a community, and how we envision a future for our grandchildren growing up in this beautiful city. James interpreted these stories into a design and carved on-site at the Noons Creek Hatchery.
On National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2018 the Port Moody Ecological Society will host a Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony to raise our post in Port Moody at the Noons Creek hatchery.
To prepare for this ceremony there will be four community workshops to create gifts for the Give-Away. Cease Wyss will return to offer a including a cedar bracelet weaving workshop, master weaver Angela George will offer a wool headband weaving workshop, and there will be beading workshop. The fourth workshop will be open to the multi cultures of Port Moody to share their crafts and create gifts together.
All my relations,
Tasha Faye Evans

Other events being presented by the Port Moody Ecological Society at the Noons Creek Hatchery. Project Manager: Tasha Faye Evans.

Three Gift making workshops for the Give Away will be offered (more details will be posted).

1. May 24 and 31 from 6:30-9:00pm (over two evenings) Angela George is offereing a Coast Salish Wool Weaving Workshop in this workshop that is held over two evenings. $30 - registration required

2. June 3 from 1:00-4:00pm Tsawaysia Alice Guss will be teaching a Cedar Weaving workshop. $30 - registration required

3. Community Cultural share. TBC

National Indigenous Day June 21 - Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony from 6:00 - 8:30pm.

Mark your calendars! Lots going on at our Noons Creek Hatchery, thanks to the amazing Tasha Faye Evans, project manager extraordinaire.

We are located over the footbridge to the very right of the Port Moody Recreation Centre.

Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


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