Augie Williams

Augie Williams
Subjects Taught


Stó:lō artisan August(Augie) Mekw Mekw Williams

August Williams, whose traditional name is Mekw Mekw, has been making drums for the past 23 years. Taught by his cousin Francis he went on to be mastered by the late Nelson Leon. He doesn’t just make drums; he is also a hunter, fisherman, and an artisan who works with beads, cedar, hats, and rattles. He has great knowledge of the Halqemeylem language and people and is currently working for the elders.

Upcoming Classes

  • Stó:lō Drum Making
    Stó:lō Drum Making

    August 23, 2022
    4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    We are pleased to welcome Stó:lō artisan August(Augie) Mekw Mekw Williams to the Centre as he teaches students how to make a 16” traditional hand drum.

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