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8:30am - 9:00am: Registration & Introductions. Coffee, tea and muffins. Welcome from Elsie Kipp-Noster of Yale First Nation.
9:00am - 11:00am: Daughters of Elsie Charlie, Cathy Hope and Chris Stephenson share the basket and salmon culture taught to them by their mothers. Root splitting, coiled cedar root baskets and cutting salmon for wind-drying.
11:00am - 1:00pm: Nita Bobb & Laurianne Rockel demonstrate various ancient Spuzzum methods of basketry using pine needle and cedar root.
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch break, please bring a bagged lunch, coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided.
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Marion Dixon and her four sons will be demonstrating coiled cedar root basket starts, splitting roots, bannock and Indian ice cream.
6:00pm : Yale First Nations Traditional Salmon Feast. Salmon barbecued on cedar slats over an open fire, rice, bannock, Xushum and locally donated side dishes & desserts…….it’s harvest time for Yale gardens!
Cost for the full day of workshops, breakfast and Traditional Salmon Feast is $100.00.
Salmon Feast tickets can be purchased individually for $25.00 per person.
For more info contact the Yale Historic Site or Irene Gail Bjerky.