The syiyaya Reconciliation Movement has announced a series of public weaving times for ch’elkwilwet Raquel Joe as part of its Weaving Reconciliation Project.
Raquel will host the public for two nights of weaving at the tems swiya Museum on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to stop by the Museum and add your stitches to the fabric of reconciliation.
Raquel will also be weaving at the Elders Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nation Hall (behind McDonald’s) on March 23 and then from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Hilda’s By the Sea Anglican Church on April 6. Again, all are welcome to any of these events.
Raquel will also participate in activities with the Anglican Church congregation on Sunday April 7, and have weaving times with the Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of Residential School and Day School in early to mid-April. Her blanket design is of the Inlet at sunset and is called “xaws sk’ilt” (A New Day).