A weaving program in the studio at Totest Aleng

Keep current with the public programs offered at the new Indigenous Learning House.

Public programs

The open-air pavilion is ideal for workshops, talks and school programs. Stay tuned for upcoming programs being offered in the space.

Upcoming event

Totest Aleng: Indigenous Learning House will co-host Harvest Fair with Historic Stewart Farm on September 23, 2013. Join us in Elgin Park from 11am-3pm. Expect demonstrations, harvest themed crafts and a vendor market featuring local makers and organizations. Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass will be onsite with Indigenous vendors, a corn husk doll workshop and a singing and drumming performance.

A sunflower at Historic Stewart Farm


A successful inaugural program

Katzie First Nation healer Deanna Miller hosted a registered Plant Walk surrounding the Totest Aleng Indigenous House of Learning on July 29. She toured a group of registered attendees around Elgin Heritage Park, sharing her ancestral knowledge of healing through plants she harvests from her land. 

Deanna Miller educating attendees during the Plant Walk


School programs

Collaboration between Indigenous leaders, Surrey School District and City staff is underway to develop school programs that are curriculum current and unique to the venue. Classes are expected to begin arriving for field trips in January 2024.

Cedar weaving with Artist Joan Williams