Resurfacing History

About

Resurfacing History is an Indigenous-led program that is run out of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and supported by the Alder Eco-Arts Hub. The program develops a community process for understanding of the land around us, and resurfacing Indigenous land-based teachings and practices. The Alder provides space for harvesting and processing of native plants and medicine, and provides a space for workshops to take place.

The values of Resurfacing History are: 

  1. Taking a community engagement approach to cultural harvesting for local Indigenous families
  2. Mapping the terrain and identifying harvesting corridors in the city
  3. Transferring traditional knowledge
  4. Making things from our harvest to use in our homes
  5. Learning and sharing responsible harvesting/ethical wildcrafting techniques.
Planting with Norquay Elementary Students & Resurfacing History (Dec 2018) - Photo by Bea Miller
Planting with Norquay Elementary Students & Resurfacing History (Dec 2018) - Photo by Bea Miller
If you have questions about upcoming Resurfacing History events at the Alder or at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, please contact the program facilitator, Jolene Andrew, at the information below. You can also follow MPNH’s calendar on Indigenous gatherings to find out about upcoming events at Mount Pleasant.

COVID-19 Note: Programs are taking place virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions, please contact Jolene Andrew with the contact information below.

Jolene Andrew (Wet’suwet’en & Gitxsan Nations)
Indigenous Community Developer
604.879.8208 ext 139 | jandrew@mpnh.org