Reconciliation blanket

Shíshálh professional weaver and artist Jessica Silvey (pictured left) has gifted a wool blanket to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) “in commitment to the journey we are weaving together, towards reconciliation.” Unbroken Friendship is now prominently showcased in the lobby of the SCRD’s administration building on Field Road in a display case designed and constructed by shíshálh artist and wood worker Shain Jackson (pictured right). In total, four master weavers were commissioned by the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement to design and create reconciliation blankets and sashes as part of a project titled Weaving Tears into Dreams of Reconciliation that honours the shíshálh art form of weaving. “Unbroken Friendship is a symbol of hope and healing for our entire Sunshine Coast Community,” said SCRD chair Lori Pratt. “We are deeply honoured to receive Ms. Silvey’s weaving and grateful to the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement for this critical work.”

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