The Blue Cabin Welcomes Angela George
As we delve into the first year of programming for the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, Angela George is welcomed on as the next artist in residence this season. She will be in residence November 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020.
Angela George carries two ancestral names, sits’sáts’tenat and qʷənat. Her late mother is slatwx, Cookie Thomas (Cole/Discon/Billy family) from Sḵwxwú7mesh and her father is from the Baker family from Sḵwxwú7mesh and the Jones and Peter family on Vancouver Island. She was raised by her late Dad, wika, Alexander Paul of Sts’ailes in the Fraser Valley. Angela is married to Gabriel George, grandson of late Chief Dan George and lives and works in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver. This Coast Salish mother of 4 has dedicated her career to the betterment of First Nations people and communities. Traditionally groomed, she has a strong understanding of her culture and spiritual teachings and the impacts of colonization and barriers that plague First Nations communities. She has a strong passion in traditional canoe racing, weaving and cultural singing and dancing and believes that practicing traditions and having a strong sense of identity and connection to our ancestors is vital to community wellness, development and sustainability. Angela is currently working on her EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership at SFU.
Angela is the first local artist of the inaugural program for the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, Skeins: Weaving on the Foreshore.
We look forward to learning from her as she shares her practice and process in the coming weeks.