First Nations art will be on sale at the T'Sou-ke Art Group annual Christmas market on December 6.

Artisans gather togoether for native arts and crafts fair

T'Sou-ke Art Group hosts a Christmas market of native art

The T’Sou-ke Arts Group (TAG) has been bringing back traditional First Nation art for at least the last

six years.

Once a week they meet at the band office on the T’Sou-ke reserve and learn from each other the ancient and not so ancient

ways of creating art. On December 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the group, along with other artists, will be holding their annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in the old Catholic church on Lazzar and Sooke Road, now informally called the “Lazzar building.”

One of the special guests at the sale will be Victoria’s third Poet Laureate. Janet Marie Rogers enters her final year as poetry ambassador to the city. Rogers will have books of her poetry at the sale.

“There are quite a few returnees,” said Bristol of the line up of artists and crafts people taking part. “Of course Doug LaFortune will be there – he missed last year.” Other people of note who will be at the sale are T’Sou-ke Nation’s own Darlene George and Charlene George. Jamie Gentry who makes upcycled children’s clothing, as well as quilts, cards and recycled leather baby moccasins will take part. Her focus is on comfort as well as being gentle on the Earth.

Denise and Chrissy from the Ladybug Greenhouse and Garden will be there with a variety of canned foods. There will be carvings, drums, weaving, knitting as well as cards and art all from First Nation aboriginal and Métis artists.

There will also be a loonie/ toonie fundraiser which will go towards T’Sou-ke families for Christmas.

The youth centre will be running the concession with funds to go towards attending a youth conference.

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