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Nov 4, 2021

Introducing Tasha Faye Evans

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Tasha Faye Evans is a dance and theatre artist from a legacy of Coast Salish, Welsh, and European Jewish grandparents.

Her career continues to be a collection of collaborations and performances with national and international Indigenous artists, including Starr Muranko’s  Spine of the Mother, Raven Spirit Dance’s  Salmon Girl and Confluence, and her new dance solo in collaboration with carver Ocean Hyland called, Cedar Woman.

Tasha also focuses on redress and Coast Salish cultural resurgence, particularly in Port Moody where she is raising her two children.  Over the past five years, she has been engaging Port Moody and the public at large in arts-based community development projects offering Coast Salish cultural events and education led by local First Nations artists and Knowledge Keepers.

She is responsible for two Coast Salish house posts designed, carved and raised in ceremony and for producing  festivals, including the Welcome Post Project, Stawk: Water is Life, and Xapayay: Tree is Life online festival and art show and National Indigenous Peoples Day events. This past year, Tasha collaborated with Kwikwetlem  and Tsleil Waututh Nation to create the first two of five  house posts being raised along Port Moody’s iconic 2.5 km Shoreline Trail as part of a lifelong exhibit, “In the Presence of Ancestors”.  

All of Tasha’s work is an expression of her sacred and shared responsibility for these Coast Salish Lands and Waters and a future of  health and well-being for all of our relations.