Trading Post Vendors

Sum'shathut Festival Trading Post Vendors

Check out some of the amazing artists setting up shop in our Trading Post at the 3rd Annual Sum’shathut [Sun] Festival on December 17th!

This page will be updated as more artists and vendors are confirmed.

photo of people looking through racks of Ay Lelum clothing

Ay Lelum – The Good House of Design

We are a multi-generational Artist family who collaborate in making Coast Salish Fashions from our Design House on Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada.

We also host and open events, do workshops and put on Fashion Shows. We record our own music that has been featured in numerous video and film projects. Custom collaborative art works are also available for corporate projects, which include design work and original art.


Photo of a black mannequin wearing a necklace with a pendant made of blue stone.

Culture Shock

100% Bakwam (Indigenous) owned and operated and rooted in the rich traditions of the ‘Namgis people of the west coast of Canada

Photo of a wooden hand-drum


Flutes, jewelry and carvings by Don Bonner.

Tyrone Elliot

Tyrone Elliot

Tyrone Elliott, Ancestral name Tuwu’xu’wulth’, is a Cedar bark weaver from Snuneymuxw’ and Quw’utsun. He has resided on Lekwungen territory for the past 4 years. Taught to weave by his Mother, Violet Elliott, from a very young age, Tyrone has over 20 years working with Cedar bark and other natural materials. He is currently reclaiming his language, Hul’q’umi’num, and incorporating it into his Work as he learns. Much of the Teachings that Tyrone has incorporated into his life have been derived from Cedar weaving, harvesting and other land-based Teachings. In co-facilitating with his mother, and eventually facilitating his own workshops, Tyrone’s aim has been to impart a loving connection with Cedar and the land, and also to convey how Indigenous Laws derive and correlate with and from land based Teaching such as Cedar weaving.


Photo of three Christmas stockings with a red leaf design on the front

Karen Bob

Karen Bob is from the Sna-Naw-as First Nation. She is a seamstress who creates beautiful clothing with her son’s designs.


Other Vendors Include:

Doeleena Seward
Barbara Charlie
Jen Charlie
Tricia Thomas
Mel Bob
Marge Robinson
Diana Pointe

Giron Sami Teahter

The Sámi People’s Theater, Giron Sámi Teáhter