Both days at the Conference Cedar weaving has been taught. It has been a great experience sitting near the women weaving, teaching and learning. There is so much strength in women sharing space together and growing and healing together through working with their hands, binding their hearts. I’m so honoured to share space with them.
Conference coordinator Anne Robinson introduced the Elders who guided the planning of this Traditional Foods Conference. Julia Lucas spoke of the role and importance of women in nurturing children and supporting communities.
Two young women provided pieces of upsquee to participants to eat while the Elders spoke. It is traditional practice to eat while receiving teachings because they would then physically enter your body and be part of you.
Later this morning there will be youth dancing and a panel on NCN fishing rights.