Xapayay: Tree of Life 2020

February 9, 2021

Hal7h Skwayel: Message by Tasha Faye Evans, April 2020

Morning greetings from Saymahmit, Coast Salish Lands and Waters
February 9, 2021

Cease Wyss | On line Cedar Walk | Xapayay: Tree of Life Project, May 2020

Xapayay: Tree of Life Project. Cedar is our Tree of Life. She is the one who gives and gives and gives. She cleans our air. She […]
February 9, 2021

Xapayay: Tree of Life 2020

When we were first sent into isolation the threat of unwellness sweeping across these Coast Salish Lands and Waters was terrifying. Not everyone was going to be ok. My first impulse had me running to the woods and into the lap of my favorite cedar tree. I could breathe there and was reminded that we have been here before. These Coast Salish Lands and Waters know viruses and death. I was reminded that we survived and continue to survive because this is our home. Not everyone understands the sacred relationship we have with the natural world let alone the medicines and ancient whispers of a cedar tree. The Xapayay: Tree of Life Online Gallery showcases the expression of five Coast Salish artists and the critical role cedar plays in ensuring the health and well-being of all of our relations.
May 9, 2020

Xápayay:Tree of Life – M’Girl performance video, May 2020

 M’Girl Music will be sharing some songs with us for Xápayay:Tree of Life. M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blends harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, […]
February 9, 2020

Salia Joseph – Cedar Medicine and Music, May 2020

Salia Joseph – Cedar Medicine and Music Salia is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nation’s on her father’s side and is British and Jewish on […]
February 9, 2020

Eddie Gardner – Life Spirit of Xpa:y, May 2020

Join Elder “T’it’elem Spath”, Eddie Gardner, a member of Skwah First Nation for a storytelling of our deep and profound relationship with cedar trees, our relatives […]
February 9, 2020

Xápayay:Tree of Life – Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, May 2020

A livestream performance by Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve including songs, poems and stories. Maybe a joke or two. Live and direct from t̓sic̓əl̓əs at the […]