June 28, 2021
Meaningful Connections with Prince George Created Virtually through Material Practice
Written by Health Design Lab
As part of the Decolonizing Healthcare System through Cultural Connections project, more than 50 “material practice kits” were delivered to folks living in Prince George. The packages, arranged at the AGP, included (but were not limited to) caribou fur, porcupine quills, sinew, cedar, glass beads, and hides for drum- and rattle-making, and promoted engagement in virtual workshops.
Brenda Crabtree, Director of Aboriginal Programs at ECU and Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives, says “…we’re very connected with all the folks from the Prince George community — the elders and the Indigenous artists up there. So, this is a pilot project. Our first virtual pilot material practice workshop.”
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