thrilled to have Alice “Tsawaysia Spukwus” join us for another year of
programming at the longhouse. Alice is masterful
at bringing innovative learning opportunities to all people through workshops,
drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling.
She is a member of the Squamish First Nation and is actively involved in
the preservation of her language, culture and heritage. Alice brings over twenty years of education
experience in First Nations communities as a director of education and an employment
coordinator, and as an instructor of traditional arts and crafts. She is an avid participant in healing Tribal
Journeys, and co-produced several documentaries including
Squamish Nation: Stories from the Heart, Tribal Journeys, and Riding with the First Nation’s Snowboard
. During the 2010 Olympics she coordinated her
family’s sea-going canoe display,
in honour of her father. Alice is
learning something new everyday and keen to share her knowledge with visiting students,
teachers, and parents, to continue to have a positive impact.