Knowledge Keepers: Cedar Harvest

Jessica Silvey and her partner Robert Joe are traditionalists and knowledge keepers who reside on the Sechelt reserve on the Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. Their professional and personal lives involve the preservation of cultural traditions, passed down from generation to generation. In this video, Jessica and Robert take us on a special trip to document the ancient tradition of harvesting cedar bark—the material of Coast Salish basket weaving and regalia making.