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Weaving traditional education with hands-on learning
Course instructor Charlene George (third from right) and UVic students put the final touches on the Earth Fibres textiles mural. The art project is part of “Earth Fibres, Weaving Stories: Learning and Teaching in an Indigenous World,” a course Dr. Lorna Williams (curriculum and instruction) designed to expose students to traditional Indigenous learning and teaching practices. Students, artists and mentors worked together with Indigenous fabric and textile arts while learning about the traditional stories and songs associated with each textile piece. The group unveiled the project in a special ceremony on Jan. 12.