2019 Field Trips

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Stó:lō (“the People of the River”) Place Name Bus Tour in the Fraser Valley

Explore the cultural landscape of the beautiful traditional Stó:lō territory with Naxaxalhts'i,  Albert (Sonny) McHalsie. Naxaxalhts`i is currently the Cultural Advisor and Stó:lō Historian for the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre.  Naxaxalhts’i has studied Halq’eméylem place names for 21 years. Naxaxalhts`i will narrate the land – telling the Sxowxiyám and Swelqwels, the legends and the true stories, that give shape to the Stó:lō culture, history, and people.

Bus transportation to and from UBC conference venue included.  Bag lunch provided -- picnic among the pithouses at Telte Yet campsite.

All Day.  Pick up First Nations House of Learning 8:30.  Drop off approx 5:30.
Min 30-  Max 50 people. 
Cost. $62 USD 


Harrison River Cultural Boat Tour

This field trip is sold out and the wait list is full.

During this intimate boat excursion on the ecologically rich and geologically intriguing Harrison River in the eastern Fraser Valley, we will experience this rich cultural landscape through the lens of a storyteller whose ancestors transformed and enlivened this environment over millennia. Visitors will have an opportunity to see, visit, and hear about the legacy of the Sts’ailes people: impressive ancient village sites, concentrations of culturally important plants, and sacred landmarks and pictographs. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about how this community is taking their history, traditions, laws, and landscape knowledge to ensure a better future for the next generations.

Transportation to and from UBC conference venue included. Salmon bbq lunch provided.

All Day.

7:45 Trip participants meet at Museum of Anthropology, UBC (parking lot)

8:00am Depart UBC

10:00am Meet at Main Beach, Harrison River, in the Sts'ailes community

10:00 - 2:00 Tour and lunch

2:00 Departure from Sts'ailes

4:00 - 4:30 arrival to UBC

Max 17 people/per boat.  Max 2 boats.
Cost $85 USD/person.

Squamish Traditional Food Day

This field trip is now sold out and the wait list is full.

Join us for the third annual Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Indigenous Plant Food and Medicine Celebration. We are inviting up to 30 participants from the SoE meeting to travel to Squamish to the village of Stawamus to take part in our community's day of ethnobotanical knowledge renewal, learning, and celebration. This day will consist of hands on workshops in the morning, a traditional and local foods lunch and more workshops in the afternoon. In previous years we have included workshops on cedar bark weaving, traditional cooking methods (pit cooking), making salves and teas, and more. This day is hosted in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory primarily for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People, but we also feel it is a wonderful learning opportunity for other Indigenous and non-indigenous people to partake in. 

We look forward to spending the day with you learning together in the beautiful Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory.

All Day.   Pick up First Nations House of Learning 7:30 am; return 6pm
Max 20 people. 
Cost: $58 USD/person. Includes transportation to and from the conference venue as well as food for the day. There may be separate fees for workshops such as cedar and wool weaving to cover the materials. More details to come.