Cedar Connections

Last updated on
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Program Description

Created with intermediate learners in mind, Cedar Connections seeks to challenge students to engage in deeper and higher level conversations around Indigenous peoples struggles, politics, and arts of the Northwest Coast.  Centred in fostering an undertanding of the interconnectedness of land, sea, art, and peple, this program is a mixture of guided tour and faciltated discussion with an art based reflection activity at the end. An example of topics that may be discussed in this program are:

  • art and reconciliation 
  • tattooing, body adornment, and cultural appropriation 
  • economic expansion, environmental impact, and art 
  • art, land, and belonging

The content of the program will change according to our current exhibit, but will always have a foundation in exploring the works of Bill Reid. 

Our current exhibit is Body Language: Reawaking Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, an exhibit that explores traditional methods and styles of body adornment along the Northwest Coast. The main themes of identity, community, and belonging are a foundation for this years programming.

Big Ideas
  • Contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social, political change.
  • Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    10, 11, 12
    Days Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Fee Details
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    Cost Per Adult: 
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    Fee Notes: 

    $7.50 (tax included) per student

    • 1 free chaperone per every 10 students
    • Teacher is always free
    • If pricing is a barrier for your class attending an education program, please do not hesitate to ask us about our accessible programming pricing