Workshops

Want to learn how to weave? If you have a spare room in Vancouver, BC and 10 eager weavers for $10 dollars each person per evening (2-3 hours) plus $5 for pre-cut bark, Email me and I’ll get you started. Please share. Haw’aa. giihlgiigaa@gmail.com

Check this Facebook group for updates and more cedar weaving.
Cedar Weaving Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/250849784930430/


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS

Vancouver Haida Weaver Collective
St. Kateri Building - 887 Keefer, Vancouver, BC
March 2016 - present
- through a $12,000 grant from First People’s Language and Culture this workshop taught local enthusiastic weavers how to weave cedar bark hats, headbands, bracelets, roses, and small square baskets.

Cedar Walk Youth Program/Urban Native Youth Association
Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
April 2016
- demonstrated to at risk youth, how to prepare their cedar bark for weaving cedar bark bracelets.

Britannia Community Center/Seniors Cedar Bracelet Workshop
Vancouver, BC
February 2016
- taught seniors to make their own cedar bark bracelets, and shared Haida stories, including the story of the first basket.

Weaving Circle Tuesdays
July 2015 - present
St. Kateri Building - 887 Keefer, Vancouver, BC
- demonstrating to local enthusiastic weavers how to weave cedar bark hats, headbands and various other projects of weavers choice.

Weaving At School
Jan 2015, May 2015
Alpha Secondary School, Burnaby, BC
- demonstrated to young enthusiastic weavers and artists how to weave cedar bark bracelets, and small square baskets and learning new weaving skills, such as twinning, plaiting, and some coiling techniques.

West Coast Design Art Mentorship Program
October 2012 & October 2013
McLean Park Fieldhouse & Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center, Vancouver, BC
- demonstrating to local youth how to weave cedar bark headbands

Weaving Circle Tuesdays & Thursdays
March 2010 - December 2014
McLean Park Fieldhouse, Vancouver, BC
- demonstrating to local enthusiastic weavers how to weave cedar bark bracelets, the "spider" and various other projects of weavers choice

Urban Weaver Project
Summer 2010 - December 2014
collaboration with Debra Sparrow and Sharon Kallis
Vancouver Park Board and Stanley Park Ecology Society, BC
- working with Park Board to harvest and weave with invasive plants using traditional techniques

Broadway Youth Resource Center
November 2010
Broadway, Vancouver, BC
- demonstrated to youth at risk, how to weave cedar bark bracelets

Elder Center
Winter 2009 - April 2010
Old Massett, Haida Gwaii
- demonstrated to the elders how to finish their hats and baskets, and weave a spider, a teaching tool to show all the different techniques of weaving