Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Faces of Culture
Series inspires community starting March 28
By Francine Douglas, Stó:lō Nation
tó:lōTourism is excited to announce the 2015 dates for the Cultural Experience Series. The purpose of the Cultural Experience Series is to welcome the public to experience the unique and rare Stó:lō art forms and to learn about Stó:lō culture and history.
These events are once a month on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm at the Stó:lō Resource Centre (SRC) – a cultural arts building located on the Coqualeetza Grounds at Stó:lō Nation at 10-7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC. Salmon, bannock, traditional Stó:lō Tea and Spirit Bear coffee will be available by donation.
The Cultural Experience Series aims to build meaningful cross-cultural relationships by inviting the public to learn, celebrate and be a part of Stó:lō art and culture. Stó:lō Elders, artists, and leaders are invited to share Sxwoxwiyám and Sqwelqwels – the stories from long ago and today, and to share the traditional teachings that surround their unique and rare art forms.
Visitors will be able to participate in a community art project, take home a treasured piece of history or keep a Stó:lō craft. Topics this year include Stó:lō Art and Design, Traditional Foods, Traditional medicine, Cedar Weaving, Stó:lō drumming, Salmon, Slahal – a traditional guessing game, storytelling and recognizing Stó:lō Veterans. Please find our calendar online at www.stolotourism.com
The Stó:lō Resource Centre
The SRC was built in the heart of S'ólhTéméxw ('Our World; Our Land'), on the Coqualeetza Grounds in Chilliwack, B.C. The SRC is a technologically advanced, energy efficient and environmentally friendly building. Its construction mimics the traditional life of the Stó:lō people, including its construction similar to a traditional Stó:lō longhouse and the surrounding natural landscape of a Stó:lō village. Our hope is to build a sense of community amongst Stó:lō people and our non Stó:lō neighbors within the Stó:lō Resource Center.
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