Tasha Faye Evans is a Coast Salish dance and theatre artist with grandparents also from Wales and European Jewish descent. 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, Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women, and Thomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters. She is currently creating a new dance solo in collaboration with carver Ocean Hyland called, Cedar Woman. Tasha has also been focusing on redress and Coast Salish cultural resurgence, particularly in Port Moody where she is raising her two children. Over the past four 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 is in the process of coordinating Port Moody’s third National Indigenous Peoples Day event. She has produced three festivals, including the Welcome Post Project, Stawk: Water is Life, and Xapayay: Tree is Life online festival and art show. This past year, Tasha collaborated with Kwikwetlem and Tsleil Waututh Nation to create the first two of five posts she hopes to raise along Port Moody’s iconic 2.5 km Shoreline Trail. These posts will create a path of healing along the water and reignite the stories and songs of the Coast Salish Nations who have been caring for this land long before it was known as Port Moody.