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Weaving Together Event 2013 Gallery

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This Photo Novella features the Weaving Together 2013 event held on the Langley campus for Truth and Reconciliation week - it is also serves as a sample assignment for the Relational Engagement courses. Find out more at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada website.

Featuring:

  • Lekeyten Antone, Kwantlen First Nations Elder & KPU Elder in Residence
  • Cheryl Gabriel, Kwantlen First Nations Education Coordinator
  • Cheryl Bear, Nadleh Whut'en, Carrier First Nation Songstress
  • Karen Gabriel, Kwantlen First Nations Cultural Expert

 

 

Cedar is the Tree of Life

Many First Nations consider Cedar to be the Tree of Life - they use it for medicine, clothing, houses and house poles, and many other items - photo to right rendered in Pic Collage and combined with text & my other photo
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The Story of the First Cedar

Video shot using my iPad - September 20, 2013

Karen Gabriel, Kwantlen First Nations Cultural Guide tells us the story of the first Cedar at Weaving Together: Healing, education and reconciliation at KPU Langley campus

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Smudging Ceremony Introduction


Video shot using my iPad - September 20, 2013

Elder Lekeyten from Kwantlen First Nations led a powerful Smudging Ceremony - this is part of his introduction.

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Langley Event Schedule

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 Click the image to view full schedule in pdf format.

Sweat Lodge tools

Cedar Brush and Water Ladle for tending the Sweatlodge
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The Four Pillars

The four Pillars are traditional laws that colour all choices and interactions in First Nations culture - image created in Smart Draw
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Weaving Together Blanketing

Elders Lekeyten and Cheryl Gabriel, cultural guide Karen Gabriel and songstress, Cheryl Bear - plain original photo taken with my iPad camera
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Weaving Together Opening


Video shot using my iPad - September 20, 2013

Lekeyten and Cheryl Gabriel, Karen Gabriel, Cheryl Bear at Weaving Together Opening: Healing, education and reconciliation at KPU Langley

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Cheryl Bear - Residential School Song


Video shot using my iPad - September 20, 2013

First Nations songstress, Cheryl Bear singing her award - winning music: "Residential School Song" at Weaving Together: Healing, education and reconciliation at KPU Langley campus

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