Grandmother’s Prayer Dolls: Decolonizing Decorations Workshop

  • Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Silk Purse Art Centre
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Registration is closed

Registration is full, waitlist only.

Levels: All
Ages: Youth (12 and up) to Adult

The WVCAC is honoured to present this family friendly workshop in partnership with the Dundarave Festival of Lights

Join Squamish Elder WendCharbonneau for a morning of decolonizing decorations. In this informative and immersive workshop Wendy teaches different crafts she learned from her grandmother, such as prayer dolls, and through storytelling shares their roots in history and as tools in resisting colonization in residential school. Through the sharing of ideas and history, Wendy shares her path of healing and moving forward. This workshop is a great learning and healing space for all. 

Workshop will be in person. Workshop participants will be required to wear a mask & produce proof of vaccination.

Please be aware that Youth tickets must be purchased separately from Member and Non-Member tickets. When you choose to add guests onto a Member or Non-Member ticket they will pay the same price that you pay. 

Instructor Bio

Wendy Charbanneau is an Elder from the Squamish Nation. She is a Master Storyteller, Artist and Performer. She shares stories and songs from her youth that have been passed down from her grandmother. Wendy has been involved with the Dundarave Festival of Light for over 20 years.

Wendy will begin the workshop with a paddle song  that she learned from her grandmother - a welcoming song for all.

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