CapilanoU, shíshálh Nation collaborate to create Indigenous arts mastery program

Capilano University is partnering with the shíshálh Nation to establish a new program in Indigenous arts mastery. The Carving Shed: Supporting Indigenous Arts Mastery (SIAM) programis comprised of two year-long courses in wood/silver carving and plant medicine, which will be held at kálax-ay, CapilanoU’s Sunshine Coast campus in Sechelt. “To give our students the opportunity to feel safe in their own environment while learning with artists, Elders and community members is an amazing gift,” said CapilanoU Indigenous faculty advisor Jessica Silvey. “There is a lot of talk about Reconciliation, which is mostly just words, but this partnership […] shows what can be achieved when we work together.”