The Library would like to gift you a book

The Pemberton & District Public Library will be closed on Thursday September 30th, 2021 for the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Traditionally September 30th has been known as Orange Shirt Day. This new national day for truth and reconciliation was created to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and … Continue reading The Library would like to gift you a book

Permission to leave the reserve? Denied.

Sylvia Shanoss recently shared this to the Corridor Connections - Connecting the Sea to Sky to Indigenous Roots facebook page. The post had initially been shared several years ago by Anthony Melting Tallow, who wrote that these images are "rare examples of an illegal system that violated human rights, because of this, the Canadian Government … Continue reading Permission to leave the reserve? Denied.

Drum to honour the children. Join Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc on September 30 at 2:15 pm Pacific to drum and sing for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools

https://tkemlups.ca/wp-content/uploads/Sept17_Media-Release_final.pdf https://player.vimeo.com/video/606861755?h=8693303d30 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc calls on people worldwide to drum simultaneously for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools for the first Canadian National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, this September 30 at 2:15 pm Pacific time. After a global outpouring of interest and support for the missing children from the Kamloops Indian Residential School, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc … Continue reading Drum to honour the children. Join Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc on September 30 at 2:15 pm Pacific to drum and sing for the missing children of Indian Residential Schools

“How do I talk to the kids?” Monique Gray Smith, author, offers a really thoughtful place to start

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ebOJ_lMCVvk So many generations have gone through the education system and not learned the truth of residential schools, of our collective history. So, in our own lack of awareness, how do we guide kids? Look to the people who are contributing to the wellness of our world, for guidance; who ask: how do we be … Continue reading “How do I talk to the kids?” Monique Gray Smith, author, offers a really thoughtful place to start

Free talk: Mount Meager Slide Debris Management, tonight 7pm

Veronica Woodruff from Stewardship Pemberton Society joins the Pemberton and District Public Library tonight, virtually, to talk about an exciting initiative that proposes to manage the Mt. Meager landslide debris. The ongoing erosion and transportation of the slide debris is significantly affecting the capacity of the Lillooet River. She will review the context, the restoration … Continue reading Free talk: Mount Meager Slide Debris Management, tonight 7pm

Double down on local, for resilience and repair of the world

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d2IeIdTugsY Why are we running harder and faster just to keep a roof over our heads? Why is our food being flown around the world and back again? Why is the gap between rich and poor widening to obscene levels?… Because nation states are allowing global corporations to run the show. I mean, did you know this … Continue reading Double down on local, for resilience and repair of the world

This fall, make a pledge to decolonize yourself in some small way, to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day

I'm not sure what you're going to be doing on September 30th, the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and Canada's newest public holiday. It feels like there's a powerful tension there - do you rest, recreate, take a day off, be with friends and family - or do you commit to rolling up … Continue reading This fall, make a pledge to decolonize yourself in some small way, to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day

MLA Adam Olsen in the house

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VD3AiJty4x8 These words, spoken by Adam Olsen, to the Legislative Assembly of BC, after the discovery of the first unmarked gravesite at Kamloops Indian Residential School, are worth lifting up, and hearing again. One of the concerns around a federal election being called has been the way it sidelined and distracted focus from the ongoing … Continue reading MLA Adam Olsen in the house

Tradition meets innovation at the BeerFarmers: Slow Food Cycle Sunday’s latest video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uq_r2GgNads When the customers came to the Miller's farm, for the first time, at Slow Food Cycle Sunday, something amazing happened. People were able to connect with the source of their food. And the farmers were able to get an understanding of what people wanted to eat. Or drink. And so a seed was planted, … Continue reading Tradition meets innovation at the BeerFarmers: Slow Food Cycle Sunday’s latest video