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  • Bernice Jensen
    Bernice Jensen

    Bernice Jensen is a First Nations from the Okanagan Nation (Vernon, BC) and lives in T’kemlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops, BC) with her husband and family. She is the cultural educational coordinator of Kamloop’s Aboriginal Friendship Society and School District 73 where she educates on indigenous ways of knowing. She is also the owner of All My Relations Creations, where she creates authentic First Nations art projects such as ribbon skirts, ribbon shirts, moccasins, birch bark baskets, cedar bark baskets, pine needle baskets, leather pouches, dentalium necklaces & matching earrings, beaded lanyards, beaded bracelets, parfleche medallions, and beaded earrings. Bernice is an active dancer in the community, dancing at gatherings and pow wows.

Location

Sorrento Centre
Website
https://www.sorrentocentre.ca
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Date

Friday - Sunday March 17 - 19, 2023

Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Cultural celebration and birch-bark basket making

$100 per person plus optional meals and accommodations.

Start your spring with a weekend of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional birch-bark basket making for adults! Our Friday evening begins after dinner with a smudge and a story by First Nations leader, Bernice Jensen. Over the weekend, Bernice will guide authentic First Nations basket making while sharing traditional knowledge about harvesting, the birch tree, and her culture and history. Leave with new friends, learning, and a keepsake to cherish! All supplies are provided and included in cost.

This retreat ends at lunch-time on Sunday, leaving time to return home. Bernice will be assisted by her sister.