Traditional Harvesting Methods and Practices2015-03-26
Lou-ann Neel |
Harvesting traditional materials is an art form unto itself. Knowing the optimal season and conditions to harvest in, where to harvest to support sustainability, how to carry out the harvest – including all traditional protocols and ceremony; and then preparing the material for its next stage. These traditions date back to our Origin Stories, when the gifts of this knowledge was handed down to us from our Original Ancestors.
Although this knowledge was nearly lost to us, it has come back as strong as ever, and our artists are creating artworks using the old methods as well as new.