Introductory Indigenous Basket Making

Next event dates to be announced

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Bear Street, Banff

Join us as we kick off this new series of programming that builds bridges with Indigenous artists, filmmakers, speakers and community members to re-discover the traditional cultural trade routes in the Bow Valley.

Contact Person: Dawn Saunders Dahl

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An introductory exploration of natural materials used in traditional and contemporary fibre production such as cedar, pine needle, birch and sweetgrass. Lillian will discuss materials and methods used to create some of the baskets in the Whyte Museum collection. Hands on instruction and traditional use information on Ktunaxa use of natural materials to create items will be provided. A small prayer will begin the session.


Lillian Rose is a member of the Ktunaxa Nation and resides on the ?Akisqnuk First Nation (Columbia Lake Indian Reserve #3) near Windermere, British Columbia and has had a varied career working with Government, Industry and First Nations organizations in the field of Natural Resource Management, Archaeology, Economic Development, and Cross-Cultural Education.

All materials will be provided. Tickets are only available online at this time. 


Tickets are $65 +GST and are non-refundable. This event is sold out.


Generously supported by the Calgary Foundation
Image: Basket, 1880-1900, wood, 10.5 x 13.5 cm, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 102.04.376