The Strength of Our Ancestors Runs Through Our Veins

Pine needles Baskets

Kamikak Design has been providing cultural Teachings and activities
to elementary and high school students in the Lower Mainland, since 2012.
We empower children and youth to explore Indigenous spirituality through activities,
such as Coast Salish pine-needle basket making, Salish rattle making, and
Indigenous songs and drumming; interweaving Indigenous Teachings into sessions
in a gentle and empathetic manner. We use a decolonizing lens to help
teach students the importance of Indigeneity, community work, and artistic expression.
We act as mentors and role models, specifically for Indigenous children and teens,
by highlighting intersecting oppressive systems and helping students
find unique and positive ways to push back against colonial systems.
We focus on supporting the exploration of Indigenous identity,
helping to undo negative colonial impacts in an uplifting way.

Please feel free to reach out for any further questions.
All my relations,
Belle Beach-Alcock
Kamikak Design

Pine needles Medicine wheel

We acknowledge that we live upon the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial. This territory was never ceded, or given up to the Crown by the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The term unceded acknowledges the dispossession of the land and the inherent rights that Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh hold to the territory. The term serves as a reminder that Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh have never left their territories and will always retain their jurisdiction and relationships with the territory. I would also like to acknowledge the traditional caretakers of all lands.”