Thursday, April 19, 2007

Next Enduring Traditions Talk

Come join Sharon Fortney, who will deliver a talk:
Enduring Traditions: A Look at Contemporary Coast Salish Coiled Basketry
on Wednesday May 9th at 6:30 pm at the Museum.

Local researcher Sharon Fortney will give an informal slide presentation and answer questions about the coiled cedar root basketry made by the Salish peoples of British Columbia and Washington State. The presentation will cover how these baskets are made, what they are used for, and provide advice on how to care for your personal basketry collections.
Sharon is happy to look at Coast Salish baskets belonging to audience members after the slide presentation!
DO NOT MISS this special opportunity!

Sharon Fortney has worked with, and for, several Coast Salish communities as a museum professional and contract researcher. Currently she is working on her doctorate in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on the experiences of Coast Salish communities who work with museums. Sharon has done several years of research on coiled cedar root basketry, wrote a thesis, and curated an exhibit on the topic. She has Klahoose ancestry (Northern Coast Salish) and enjoys working on cultural projects that promote the sharing of knowledge and cross-cultural understanding. She would be happy to look at Coast Salish baskets belonging to audience members after her presentation.

Photo credit:
Basket with Tumpline, courtesy of the Squamish Nation
Shopping Basket with diamond variant design
Mary Capilano, Squamish Nation, Circa 1920. Private Collection
Photos by Urban


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