When I first visited the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, it occurred to me that it was like an embassy, a place that attested to a dynamic culture, a place you could go for assistance and orientation when you were in a new land, get your passport stamped... I've always loved that the frontline staff were … Continue reading SLCC shines light on local ambassadors with new ongoing exhibit
Earlier this summer, Kera Willis (who you might recognise as a Farmers Market musician, the Mountain Horse School founder, or from a million of her other wonderful contributions) shared this new research. (It seems that there is more in our bones than we realize... fish ear stones create a map of their world, our bones … Continue reading Poetry Break with Kera Willis
It's a journey. It's not an easy path. But when we bring people into the world, or into our homes, we have a chance to change history.
On October 5, in Manhattan's East Village, the writer Elizabeth Gilbert drew a medicine wheel in her journal... and I made a quick screenshot and note to myself: try this. Circling back now, and sharing, because sometimes it helps to put a pen in your hand, draw a circle, and start scribbling. Over to Liz: … Continue reading Set off a gratitude bomb today
We say "Lest We Forget" and we mean the sacrifice that was made, but thanks to Squamish based veteran sharing his struggles recently with the Squamish Chief (see article below), we're reminded that for many people who have experienced combat, what they've gone through is impossible to forget. He urges others, and tries to remind … Continue reading Veteran urges people who are struggling to talk about it
When I visited the BC Crisis Centre's website to post some information about their call service, I was so deeply moved by these testimonials, that I wanted to share. If you recognize anything of yourself in these stories, I hope this gathers you up in the knowledge that you're not alone. Reach out. 24 hours … Continue reading testimonials from BC crisis line will remind you that everyone hits a low sometimes, talk it out, there is someone at the end of the line
In September, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) and the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) launched the Indigenous Tourism Start-up Program (ITSP), a program developed to incubate local indigenous talent, by helping entrepreneurs develop a tourism concept and business plan. Participants have taken part in interactive and classroom sessions, one-on-one mentorship, online seminars and heard from … Continue reading Hear from indigenous tourism entrepreneurs at the Pitch Event, November 21. Free event at the SLCC