Wonder Sunday – First Peoples
February 26, 2012
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a Pit House?
Join in on a tour of different homes used by First Peoples in British Columbia and then explore them in more detail. Experience the past and present of First Nations people, while learning about daily activities and objects from different communities. Hear from a First Nations storyteller, find out how pit-houses were built, sketch animal symbols, see moccasins being made, use their teeth to make “birch bark” art and enjoy dances of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture.
Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee is a singer, storyteller, and drummer. Her stories tell of a time when the animals taught people how to be true haada laas (good people).
Judy Elk will show how moccasins are made. Here in BC, this footwear created from tanned animal hides was most often made and worn by the peoples of the interior plateau.
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