The staff of St. Mary’s Elementary School in Vancouver were honoured to have Musqueam Elder, Rita Kompst and her daughter, Zoe Kompst lead their retreat afternoon by sharing the Musqueam cedar weaving tradition in which they wove cedar hearts. Rita’s program, “Weave to Heal” aligns perfectly with the 2022-2023 CISVA mission and allows us to build direct relationships with the Indigenous people in our community.
Rita is happy to share her tradition with CISVA communities and can be reached at:
Rita Point Kompst
Musqueam Cedar Weaver
View weaving on Instagram: @ritakompst