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X̱wex̱wiy̓úsem - Coast Salish Storytelling Movement Workshop

Dance Indigenous Storytelling History & heritage
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John Braithwaite Community Centre

North Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


X̱wex̱wiy̓úsem - Coast Salish Storytelling Movement Workshop

Sponsored by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and In collaboration with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture. Free event but registration required.

To register please go to and click the “Register for a Program” box. Then enter the barcode for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. Participate in one or all three. There is a maximum of 30 people per workshop. Mature audiences preferred, however special exceptions for curious youth wanting to learn.

Welcome and Raven Steals the Sun 1pm

Go far back in time to when the Animal Kingdom was strong and people were few. Learn how Raven steals the Sun back from a misguided Chieftain to restore balance to the world. Themes: Transformation, Sacrifice, & Balance

(please arrive for 1pm. Doors will be closed during the welcome.)

Bar Code: 17715

The Legend of Grizzly & Bear 3pm

If you thought your family had drama listen in to the wisdom of Bear & Grizzly and learn forgiveness, how to cope with grief, and the importance of being heard. Themes: Grief, Tragedy, & Forgiveness

Bar Code: 17716

Dzunakwa: The Wild Woman of the Woods 5:30pm

Bar Code: 17717

The wild woman is a powerful spirit that lives in the woods. Learn how a courageous crew of strong children defeat Dzunakwa through teamwork and quick thinking.

Themes: Courage, Bravery, & Acceptance



Sierra Tasi Baker in collaboration with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Sierra Tasi Baker – Workshop Leader & Performer (Confirmed)

Sierra Tasi Baker is an award-winning Squamish Nation designer, community consultant, artist, storyteller, and knowledge keeper. Sierra’s Kwak’wala name is “Gesuqwaluck” which means ‘creator’ or ‘creative one’ and she is Wolf and Eagle Clan. Sierra’s family has lived on the West Coast of Canada for over 809 generations. Sierra’s late Grandmother Emily Baker, T ł̓ aḵwagila’ogwa, was a Grand 4 Copper Kwakwaka’wakw, Musgamgw Dzawada’enuxw Chieftain descended from Tlingit master weaver Mary Ebbits Hunt, Anislaga, daughter of Chief Tongas and descendant of Haida Chief Shakes. Sierra’s late Grandfather Chief Daniel Baker, whose brother is Chief Simon Baker, is descended from Chief Capilano whose daughter, Qwasen, married early explorer and mapmaker Lt. Joseph Baker in the late 1700’s. Sierra’s father is master carver and Coast Salish artist Wade Baker, Mintledus.


Karen Pighin


This event is part of a hub:

North Vancouver - Lower Lonsdale

North Vancouver Recreation and Culture North Vancouver, BC

Situated on North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront with views of Vancouver’s stunning downtown skyline to the south and soaring North Shore Mountains to the north, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban ne...