Located on Powell east of Victoria Drive, Cease and Senaqwila are creating a welcoming space for indigenous people to connect to their community and to each other. 

Raven and Hummingbird Tea Co is a mother daughter enterprise for long-time CCEC members, Cease and Senaqwila 

 Wyss. Just like Cease, the paddles in the shop have been on a long journey.  After 20 years of running a tea business in her home, she has partnered with her daughter, a 3rd year Communications Major at SFU, to open a special place in East Vancouver.  Senaqwila and Cease say, “We want to encourage and inspire indigenous people to open a business.”

 Their space showcases a different indigenous artist each month, offers workshops and hosts fundraisers.  This Friday night, June 12,  come to the kickoff for the POWELL ST SESSIONS that will be Friday evenings throughout the summer  Presented by BEEZ KNEEZ EVENTS, Sunblock Spectacular, is the art show curated by Senaqwila Wyss + Jamila Pomeroy, creators of Beez Kneez Events.

 Past events hosted include a fundraiser for Indigenous Midwives; and Wolverine’s Organic Farm and Community Garden Campaign in Chase.  In July they will offer Wild Salmon information sessions in collaboration with Dawn Morrison.  Cease’s wild tea blends will be combined with the home-brew Kombucha, bannocks and soups will be served.  In the fall, they will have a trade mart showcasing Indigenous Food and Medicines.  They are currently open only on the weekends serving bannocks and teas by donation and will soon be open at least 5 days per week.  When you drop by, be sure to check out their drying rack!  Cease and Senaqwila say, “We want to work collaboratively with our community, to foster local, seasonal products, artists and encourage more indigenous economic development.”


Cease Wyss
Senaqwila Wyss
1875 Powell St
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 336-2567

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