Join us for any one or all of our online workshops. These are being offered to our Syilx Nation members as an opportunity for you to connect with one another through the stress and challenges of social distancing. The intention of these one hour sessions is to share some creative fun, laughter and learning – from my kitchen table to yours. Each session will be facilitated by a member of IndigenEYEZ.
To register please use the link here: https://forms.gle/pN8cEv6tJwkMm8BF8
The registration form will be updated as each webinar is scheduled.
Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.
*You will need a computer to participate in these workshops
Webinar 1 – April 1, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am
Hazel bell-koski is a multidisciplinary artist and creative facilitator. She is mixed blood Anishinaabe Kwe, Finnish, Irish, and English Kwe. In this session we will activate our creativity and explore self care techniques. You will make our own decks of self care/ reminder cards. You will need: thick paper (stock paper is ideal but anything with a bit of weight), sizzors (or exacto knife), pastels, crayons, felts or paints, and a pen
All ages, families are welcome
Webinar 2 – April 2, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am
Love Languages with Deb Crow
Love languages are the different ways we express and receive love from one another. When we know what our primary love language is, then we can learn to ask for what we want, and ask our loved ones what they prefer, how they know/feel most loved by you. what does that look like? Come and experience this workshop online for the first time! You will be emailed a handout to read prior to the call and please have paper and pen on hand in case you want to take notes. Youth and adults welcome.
Webinar 3 – April 3, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am
Storytelling with Skayu Louis
Come join Skayu Louis, Syilx nation member, streaming in live from Hawaii, will share some fun interactive storytelling activities and together you will dive into the captiklw teachings and how they apply to todays’ context. Topics of people eating monsters, coyote and transformation and what changes we want to make in our lives and communities. No supplies needed, except maybe a pen to take notes as Skayu always shares lots of amazing information and wisdom! Youth and adults welcome.
Webinar 4 – Exploring our Strengths: Creating a Personal Avatar/Superhero with Hazel Bell-Koski
Monday April 6th 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Each one of us brings powerful gifts to our families and communities. The world right now needs us to sharpen these skills and share these strengths. In this session Hazel will guide us through an interactive creative process to explore the strengths and gifts that we carry in our sacred bundles. Through free writing and/or free drawing we will high light and explore these strengths and gifts. Once we have highlighted a few of our gifts we will use collage, paint, drawing, sketching, writing, sculpture if you like, textile, what ever medium you have and want to explore to make personal avatars/images/symbols/superheros that represent our gifts and strengths!
Supplies needed: pen, paper. Optional supplies include old magazines, cardstock, cardboard, felt pens, crayons, pastels, paints, glue, scissors, fabric, etc…
All ages welcome!
Webinar 5 – Touch the Earth: fun and engaging outdoor family activities with Skayu and Kim
Tuesday, April 7th 3:00pm – 4:30pm
There are many challenges in raising our children connected to the land and to know their responsibilities to tmix. The first step is simply getting our children to want to be out on the land. In this workshop Skayu and Kim will share some fun and engaging activities they use in the indigenEYEZ youth camps that motivate and inspire curiosity for learning on the land. You will receive handouts and video links for additional information.
This workshop is geared to parents and youth workers
Webinar 6 – Art Barn with Deb
Wednesday, April 8th. 6:30-7:30 pm
Deb Crow is a Syilx Nation member living in the Similkameen, an art barn facilitator for IndigenEYEZ, her background is in art therapy and she loves color and playing in our imagination, connecting to our inner world. Deb will help you color and think outside the box! This is not about perfection, its about expressing yourself and connecting to others.
All you need is some blank paper, crayons or pastels, pen or pencil, whatever you have in the house!
All ages welcome
Webinar 7 – Coyote and Fox Puppet Show with Shianna, Jashona and Tammy
Thursday, April 9th 6:30-7:30pm
Come and join this family as they share a puppet story they made about Coyote and Fox. You will get a chance to see how easy and fun it is to make your own puppet show. Tammy will be bringing in some nsyilxcen language lessons while you are making your own puppets. If you’d like to make your own puppets, please bring construction paper or plain paper, crayons or pencil crayons, scissors and tape, popsicle sticks or any kind of sticks.
This workshop is geared to children and parents
Webinar 8 – Love Languages with Deb and Kim
Tuesday April 14th 10:30am – noon
Back by popular demand! In this 1.5 hour Love Languages session Deb explains the different ways we express and receive love from one another. When we know what our primary love language is, then we can learn to ask for what we want, and ask our loved ones what they prefer, how they feel most loved by you, what does that look like? As well, Kim Haxton will guide participants through some stress reduction, movement and deep breathing techniques that can help process our anxiety and heaviness we might be feeling through these difficult times. if you already took this one, don’t worry about taking it again, there will be some new information covered. Pen, paper and crayons recommended.
Youth and adults
Webinar 9 – Storytelling with Skayu (Rescheduled)
Wednesday April 15th 10:30am – 11:30pm
Come join Skayu Louis, Syilx nation member, will share some fun interactive storytelling activities and together you will dive into the captiklw teachings and how they apply to todays context. Topics of people eating monsters, coyote and transformation and what changes we want to make in our lives and communities. Come together and connect over story, laughter and dialogue, we can lift each other up as we go through these challenging times.
No supplies needed, youth and adult
Webinar 10 – Tune in Together through Voice and Song with Tiffany and Humaira
Wednesday April 15th 1:00pm-2:00pm
Come join this one hour call and tune in together. You will be guided through a few facilitated grounding and connection exercises, and a social distant-sing! We will explore the sounds and ranges our vocal chords can make. We’ll do a few call and response and group sing songs together before diving into some easy to learn indigenous songs led by Tiffany – Hopi Bear song, Hindamay, water song and a rattle song. Tiffany Moses is a vocalist and audio engineer from Ft Smith NWT, currently living in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by a love of music she has been singing since she was a young girl following her grandfather into the bush. Here is some of her music https://soundcloud.com/tiffany-moses. No supplies needed
All ages are welcome. Having no previous music experience is an asset! All that’s required is a willingness to play together with voice.
Webinar 11 – Coyote and Fox Puppet Show with Shianna, Jashona and Tammy
Thursday, April 16th 10:30am – 11:30am
Come and join this family as they share another puppet story they made about Coyote and Fox. You will get a chance to see how easy and fun it is to make your own puppet show in your house. Tammy will be bringing in some Nysilxcen language lessons that are included in the story. Our hope is that some of the families that joined us for the first workshop will return and share their own puppet show with us. If you want to make your own puppet story, bring paper, scissors, glue, felts/crayons, sticks. Children orientated, but all ages are welcome.