Chex̱imiya, a master weaver from Squamish Nation, held a weaving session on Bowen at the Cove Commons Sunday, June 26 to share her passion with islanders.
People took turns trying their hand at the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh art, and together the weaving created between them and Chex̱imiya will now hang on display at the Bowen Island Library.
This was the third and final event of this year’s Knowing Our Place initiative, organized by Pauline Le Bel and centered around National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Last week the library hosted An Evening of Short Indigenous Films, as well as Storytime with Kung Jaadee.
Library director Jennifer Streckmann captured photos from the event. You can read more about Chex̱imiya and how her art connects to reconciliation here.