Wa’paas teaching by Chestina Dominguez September 30th 2023
Come gather for Wa’paas teaching by Chestina Dominguez.
Cultural and traditional teachings are the threads that tie us to our way of life. They are our link between the past and the present. Cultural and traditional values guide us and protect us. They are our resiliency.
To honor our cultural and traditional ways of healing join us to practice and learn how to make Wa’paas. You may bring your own materials and projects to work on. We will have materials on hand as well.
Chestina is tribal member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Nation. She works with the Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Services.
Chestina teaches Wa’paas to promote mental health and wellbeing. She will be offering Wa’paas class in the beautiful Indigenous Peoples Gallery at Maryhill Museum of Art.
Wa’paas are flexible cylindrical bags made by twining yarn and jute, hemp or craft cord. They are used for gathering traditional foods of the Yakama Nation and other tribal citizens in the Pacific Northwest.
Plan to join us for this very special teaching 9/30 and 10/28 from 10am-12noon.