Making as Medicine: Indigenous Symposium

The third annual Indigenous symposium is a two-day workshop that includes three hands-on sessions facilitated by Indigenous artists, focusing on traditional beadwork, Coast Salish knitting and cedar weaving. (Sold Out)

Waitlist for Workshop

Workshop Schedule (registration required)

Saturday November 2nd

  • 9:00am – 9:30am, Sign in, Workshop Registration, & Light Refreshments
  • 9:30am – 10:00am, Formal Welcome & Introductions
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm, First Workshop Session (materials provided)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Lunch provided by Songhees Catering
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Second Workshop Session & Conclusion of Day

Sunday November 3rd

  • 9:00am – 10:00am, Light Refreshments & Morning Welcome
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm, Third Workshop Session
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Lunch provided by Songhees Catering
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Workshop Showcase & Debrief


Artist Panel Discussion & Performance (no registration required)

Panel (Newcombe Conference Hall, 2:30pm-4:30pm)

  • This panel will be moderated by Lindsay Delaronde and will feature a discussion between lessLIE, Rande Cook, and Carey Newman about their experiences as makers in the context of the economy, cultural appropriation, and establishing their careers through alternative pathways.

Performance (Wawadiťła, 4:30pm-6:00pm)

  • Following the panel discussion on Sunday, join us for a free performance by ANSWER Drum Group in Wawadiťła (Mungo Martin House). 


In partnership with the City of Victoria and the Indigenous Artist Entrepreneur Program.

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