Reconciliation Carving Series

Reconciliation Carving Series

New Offering - Space available for September 2016!

During the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 Langara's Aboriginal Studies Department, in partnership with our Fine Arts Department, is offering a unique Aboriginal carving series open to all students.

Students will complete two carving courses and an applied research course. Under the supervision of acclaimed Coast Salish artist Aaron Nelson-Moody, students will collaborate on the creation of two reconciliation house boards. Once complete, the house boards will become part of a planned outdoor Aboriginal space on Langara’s campus. Langara Film Arts students will document the carving process.

Courses included in the series are:

  • Aboriginal Studies 2100 – Applied Community Research (Fall 2016)
  • Fine Arts 1195 – West Coast Carving Special Topics  (Fall 2016)
  • Fine Arts 2295  - Advanced West Coast Carving Studio (Spring 2017) 

How to Apply

Interested learners apply to a joint selection committee from both Aboriginal Studies and the Fine Arts Department. Students should submit an email application that includes:

  1. A one page letter of intent explaining:
    • your knowledge of cultural appropriation,
    • what truth and reconciliation means to you
    • your commitment to participating in social change as it applies to the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action.
  2. This series is open to students of all cultural backgrounds, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians and international students. Please tell us a bit about your personal culture or ancestry.
  3. Your availability and commitment to meaningfully participate and complete all three courses from September 5th. 2016 to April 30, 2017.
  4. Please email your application to Aaron Nelson-Moody at
  5. Applications will be evaluated from July 8th, 2016 until all available spaces are filled. Interested students should submit their applications as soon as possible.
  6. Accepted students must request an ABST 2100 override from the Aboriginal Studies Department Coordinator, Justin Wilson, at with your student number. Students will receive an override confirmation by email and must accept it within 24 hours to confirm course registration. 

Financial Aid

Limited funding is available for this series. To apply, please submit your application by August 9th, 2016. Learn more.


For more information please contact:

Justin Wilson
Aboriginal Student Department Coordinator

Aaron Nelson-Moody
Carving Instructor