Join the Royal BC Museum in investigating the sophistication of First Peoples' cultural practices and protocols prior to contact in what is now known as British Columbia. During our workshop we will explore a variety of Indigenous innovations and technologies, such as dugout canoes, fishing and weaving. Our learning journey will be structured with a Powerpoint presentation and a virtual field trip of some of the cultural treasures in our RBCM Handling collection by RBCM's Indigenous Learning Program Developer. This workshop will culminate in a student-centred Indigenous science and Technology challenge.
Steven Davies is an educator and artist of Snuneymuxw and European descent who is privileged to have been born and raised on the territories of the Lekwungen (now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Peoples) and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. He carries a background as an educator of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and adults in tribal schools, public schools, and post-secondary schools. Steven feels a huge responsibility to the artists, knowledge keepers, and cultural leaders that have mentored and supported his growth.
Check out Steven's work at https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/indigenous/explore/living-cultures.