Weaving for Life

Initiatives and Actions

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The importance of weaving to our Indigenous peoples on the coast of British Columbia cannot be overstated. Aside from the practical use of our blankets, shawls, sashes, capes, leggings, and so on, the practice of weaving is a time-honoured traditions used to pass down valuable knowledge. These teachings would be offered through the process of weaving itself but also embodied in the woven designs emanating from the weaver. Our Indigenous artwork is a written language. This means our history, our culture, our worldview, and even our laws are written through these designs. Encoded in each weaving is a roadmap on how to live healthy, productive, honourable, and dignified lives.

Golden Eagle’s “Weaving for Life” Initiative is an effort to reinvigorate the practice of weaving here in British Columbia. With the assistance of some of the best weavers in Canada we will furnish communities with the equipment and instruction needed to strongly bring back this tradition along with the teachings involved with it that are so imperative to our communities’ health.

January 17, 2019

Weaving for Life Workshop Ends

May 17, 2018

Weaving for Life Meeting - Nearing the End

April 30, 2018

Weaving for Life Workshop Underway

March 26, 2018

Weaving for Life Workshop Begins

March 12, 2018

Weaving for Life Meeting

September 14, 2016

Golden Eagle accepts first run of Salish looms for its “Weaving for Life” initiative