Sylvia Olsen's Blog — Aboriginal Day

Happy Canada Day

Posted by Sylvia Olsen on

This isn’t about knitting. It’s about Canada.   We once had a Prime Minister with a favourite Cowichan sweater. (Trudeau's Christmas card 1981) In a way, I suppose it’s about knitting. Most of my adult life I have been obsessed with Coast Salish knitting and it’s my Coast Salish connection that is at the heart of my Canada Day message—loose connection I suppose, but it’s there. In 1972 I married a Coast Salish man and moved to Tsartlip First Nation. I was 17 years old. I didn’t think much about what it would be like living on a reserve. I...

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