Coast Salish Singing


Coast Salish Singing

By: Karen Johnson, Lytton First Nation | 4th Year Criminology Student
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Want to Learn and Practice Coast Salish Drumming and Singing?

Join our FREE Workshops 
Drums and instruction provided!! 

Every Wednesday
Starting September 12, 2012
4:30 — 6:30 PM
Location: First Nations Student Association
Room # : FNSA Common Room across from SFPIRG
For more information: Klahanie R. Rorick (778.782.8925,

I went to the Coast Salish singing workshop for several reasons. First I was aboriginal and being new to SFU I thought it would be fun and I would be able to meet some other aboriginal students.

As I was new I didn't know my way around SFU and of course they put the salish singers in a dark corner of the school that was difficult to locate I suggested they find a new location that was more convient, they seem to have moved around several times since then. At first there was not many people there but some of the songs were familiar and Klahanie has a beautiful voice one that is very unique and unforgettable. The people there were very friendly and made me want to come back, I felt good when I left and relaxed. The next day my throat was sore I mentioned this to the group the next time I saw them they told me I missed the warm up that warming up the voice was very important.

I felt a lot of anxiety the first symester at SFU and the singing helped release these feelings I would definitly recommend coast salish singing not only to aboriginal students but to all new students to the university the location would need to be more easier to find for new students it is hard enough to find ones classes.

Join Our Coast Salish Singing Group

Learn to sing in Native tongue here on the Burnaby campus.

Posted on September 15, 2012