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These linen towels are made using fabric scraps from Moss Grey and screen printed images from rubbings of Native plants with their Traditional Indigenous names in the local Kwak’wala language.
This is part of the first stage of an artist residency at Ecole Puntledge Elementary working with local native plants and their traditional uses, guided by local Indigenous elders and language holders. The project invites grade 5, 6 and 7 students to use art as a medium to grow connection to place, understand plants as kin and establish reciprocal relationships with the land they call home. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from different environmental stewards and skill holders how art and conservation practices can support native ecological restoration, build resilience and invite a dialogue around social and environmental justice.
Spring learning in 2022 will include making plant dye, spinning and dyeing local wool, and harvesting and processing invasive species for basketmaking.
Thanks to all our different community partners and individuals who are generously contributing in many ways with their knowledge, talent and resources to deepen our sense of interconnectedness through land-based learning.