Janey Chang is an Artist, Maker, Outdoor Experiential Educator and Guide, Community Facilitator and Mother on a path to remembering how to be human through the (re)learning of ancestral skills. She is a first generation Chinese Canadian woman living on beautiful Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Territory at the foot of the mountains and close to the ocean. She creates art using materials from nature, and is not bound by a single medium. She has had the honour of teaching a wide array of classes and workshops to all ages, on fish skin leather, natural fibre cordage, friction fire, hide tanning, ceremony, self-expression through mask making, wilderness survival skills, jump rope, leather tooling, plant medicine making, and more.
Janey interweaves personal stories and encourages self-reflection in her experiential classes. Currently, she teaches earth and ancestral skills at a weekly outdoor program to 4-7 year old Squamish Nation children as well as in classrooms across the Lower Mainland.