FEATURED MAKER INITIATIVE
Knit Social and Knit City Vancouver are committed to nurturing, growing and strengthening our relationship with Indigenous peoples of Canada. We gratefully acknowledge that Knit City takes place on the traditional un-ceded territory of the Coast Salish people.
Knit City Vancouver recognizes the distinct and unique place Coast Salish artwork and artistic traditions have in Canada and we are excited to announce the very first Knit City Featured Maker:
Angela George - Coast Salish Weaver
Angela George carries two ancestral names, sits'sáts'tenat and qʷənat. This Coast Salish mother of 4 has dedicated her career to the betterment of First Nations people and communities. Traditionally groomed, she has a strong understanding of her culture and spiritual teachings and the impacts of colonization and barriers that plague First Nations communities. She has a strong passion in traditional canoe racing, weaving and cultural singing and dancing and believes that practicing traditions and having a strong sense of identity and connection to our ancestors is vital to community wellness, development and sustainability. Angela is currently working on her EMBA in Aboriginal Business Leadership at SFU. Angela is humbled by the gift of traditional weaving—she holds this connection to her late mother and Squamish ancestry dearly. She loves to learn and teach weaving and strives to carry this sacred practice withthe utmost integrity.
Angela will be demonstrating weaving, showcase a few pieces and will have some smaller items for sale at Booth 317 both Saturday and Sunday in the Knit City Marketplace.