Sylvia Olsen (PhD, history) is an adult educator and facilitator specializing in First Nations. She is the author of over twenty books for adults and children, including Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater (Sono Nis Press, 2010), which was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing. She lives in North Saanich, BC.Sylvia has spent most of her life living in Tsartlip First Nation, where her children and grandchildren now live. Because Sylvia is nonnative and her children are of mixed heritage most of her stories are about the place, the time, the experience of where different sorts of people come together. That's one of the things that interests her the most. It's one of the things she knows the most about, and like many authors, Sylvia writes about what she knows. Writing is Sylvia's most important hobby. She also loves to draw, sew, knit and design clothing. Her "real" job is in housing. Her career, her dedication and her passion are to make sure everyone has a healthy place to live.
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