Passing down a tradition

Wet’suwet’en elder Rita George recently passed down the tradition of K'adiclh (tumpline straps) weaving to the younger generation

  • Mar. 1, 2017 5:00 a.m.
Wet’suwet’en elder Rita George recently passed down the tradition of K'adiclh (tumpline straps) weaving to the younger generation.

Wet’suwet’en elder Rita George recently passed down the tradition of K'adiclh (tumpline straps) weaving to the younger generation.

Wet’suwet’en elder Rita George recently passed down the tradition of K’adiclh (tumpline straps) weaving to the younger generation. Tumpline straps are woven straps that have been used by aboriginal ancestors in northern B.C. since time immemorial for carrying items connected to trapping, fishing, hunting, and harvesting, as well as for carrying babies. The workshop was conducted at the College of New Caledonia on Feb. 18. During the hands-on workshop, students learned the history of the K’adliclh and made their own K’adiclh to bring home.