Cedar Weaving In-Person Workshop with Haida artist Todd Gíiglgiigaa

By: Bill Reid Gallery

Cedar Weaving Workshop with Haida artist Todd Gíiglgiigaaard
Saturday, November 18, 2023

In this in-person workshop led by Haida artist Todd Gíiglgiigaa ('Heath-gee-ga'), learn to make your own cedar woven bracelet! Cedar bark is a traditional material used by First Nations all along the coast for traditional regalia, baskets, ropes, and hats. It carries significant meaning and is sacred to many. Harvesting cedar bark is done with care and often includes ceremony. 

This workshop will teach participants to make a cedar bark woven bracelet. All workshop materials will be provided. 

Limited to 20 participants. Please contact Amelia Rea (Assistant Curator) if you have any questions: area@billreidgallery.ca

Pricing and Tickets

  • Non-Members: CAD $30*
  • Indigenous Peoples: CAD $25*

Buy tickets here.

*Note: Prices do not include taxes 

About the Artist

Todd G̱íihlgiigaa ('Heath-gee-ga') is a Haida Cedar Bark weaver based in Vancouver, BC, focused on the practical use of his creations and the community-building potential of this fine craft. Todd first started weaving in 2001 following a mysterious vision he had of the Old Woman of the Forest.

For the past eleven years, Todd has been teaching elders and youth through community programs how to weave cedar bark into creations of beauty. Todd is currently working across Northern Canada via Zoom with ConnectNorth, connecting elementary schools and with artists teaching youth Indigenous Cultural practices through weaving a small cedar bark item.