Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history, while learning about the traditional usages of plants, including the tree of life, cedar weaving, and other traditional activities, such as the preparation of smoked salmon.
The People of the Skeena Field School will take place in the Terrace area where you will visit the Gitxsan Eagle Clan’s fishing site of Guxts’eliksit. At this Language Preservation and Culture Camp, students will be hosted by Skaỳan (Anita Davis), Hereditary Chief/Matriarch, and other Eagle Chiefs/Elders.
Course | 3 credits
- FNST 110 - Ethnobotany: Plants & First People
Note: Course selection varies for the People of the Skeena Field School, depending on year. The current course is FNST 110 - Ethnobotany: Plants & First People. In previous years, this Field School ran ANTH 270 - Traditional Knowledge in Practice.
July 29 - August 11, 2019
Gitxsan Territory along the Ksyen (Skeena) River
- Guxts’eliksit Language & Culture Camp
- Terrace campus
- Field school fee: $395
- Regular per credit costs apply to university credit courses
Field school fees are non-refundable two weeks before the field school starts.