Chief Janice George • TEDxWhistler
The spirit moves like a storm
A member of the Squamish Nation in BC, Canada, Chief Janice George tells the story of two life-changing events and the storms that accompanied them, and showcases a beautiful weaving that commemorates the entire experience. Chepximiya Siyam’ Janice George is an accomplished weaver and teacher from the Squamish Nation. She, along with her fellow weaver and teacher Skwetsimeltxw Willard “Buddy” Joseph, co-founded L’hen Awtxw Weaving House to share the teachings and practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving. A hereditary chief, trained museum curator, and educator, Janice co-organized the 1st Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers. Janice and Willard are from prominent Squamish families and have numerous ceremonial and cultural responsibilities in their community.