Whose land is this? Acknowledging the Lillooet Declaration and our place in the story

Monday was May 10th, the 111th anniversary of the Lillooet Declaration, an important day for all the St'at'imc Nations (Lil'wat, Xa'xtsa, N'Quatqua, Samahquam, Skatin, Sekw'elw'as, T'it'q'et, Ts'kw'aylaxw, Xaxli'p and Xwisten First Nations), on whose unceded territory we live, who remember, reflect and reassert what their leaders declared 111 years ago: that they belong to this … Continue reading Whose land is this? Acknowledging the Lillooet Declaration and our place in the story

The Gifts of the Land with Skícza7ul Heather Joseph, online, Thursday 7pm

Belonging has been something I've been thinking about since I first moved to Pemberton - a transplant. How could I tend my straggling roots and feel a sense of home in this place that was so deeply unfamiliar to me, having grown up on the opposite side of the world, speaking a completely different vowel-sounded … Continue reading The Gifts of the Land with Skícza7ul Heather Joseph, online, Thursday 7pm

Take a plant walk around One Mile Lake, and look with a Lil’wat lens, thanks to a new video from Tanina Williams and Saopalaz

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_2JPa_ymPGI Tanina Williams of Amawilc Consulting is a Lil'wat knowledge keeper and a teacher of culture through SD48, the region's school district. She recently shared this video, of a spring walk around One Mile Lake, featuring Saopalaz, Lucille Joseph, her mom, who is a knowledge keeper of plant medicine in Lil’wat Nation. The chance to … Continue reading Take a plant walk around One Mile Lake, and look with a Lil’wat lens, thanks to a new video from Tanina Williams and Saopalaz

Pandemic recovery starts with naming some of the stresses – share your thoughts with the BC COVID-19 SPEAK Round 2 Survey, by May 9

The provincial government in interested in knowing how much I have drunk through the pandemic. It's complicated, because it actually went to zero, which might be interpreted as a sign that I'm flourishing, healthwise, as opposed to a recognition that I was floundering and had to make some changes. Surveys are hard. For that reason. … Continue reading Pandemic recovery starts with naming some of the stresses – share your thoughts with the BC COVID-19 SPEAK Round 2 Survey, by May 9

Mother’s Day is this weekend. So let’s practice holding all the contradictory things.

I knew Mother's Day must be coming up, because the brands I follow on instagram started posting stories about things that mom would like, when normally, they don't talk about motherhood at all. Oh, I thought, time to go shopping and honour the most vexing role and relationship there is. (Oh, the crushing cynicism.) If … Continue reading Mother’s Day is this weekend. So let’s practice holding all the contradictory things.

Skícza7ul Heather Joseph teaches us how to introduce ourselves in Ucwalmicts

Skícza7ul Heather Joseph, who is the Ucwalmicts teacher at Signal Hill Elementary, pointed the school community towards this great video, on how to introduce yourself or greet someone in Ucwalmicts. (You can check it out on the First Voices site at https://www.firstvoices.com/explore/FV/sections/Data/St̕át̕imc/Lil'wat/Líl̓wat/learn/phrases/70e93d12-3f91-40de-abea-ebe66556f1b6?fbclid=IwAR1LY9MAEhGpq5v87ikAyx8Vfp_S4CTMCTASwoZQalyfguVwqqRFvjPVlag) https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flilwatnationculturecentre%2Fvideos%2F245295260420609%2F&show_text=true&width=560 Coming up this month, on May 13, keep an eye out for … Continue reading Skícza7ul Heather Joseph teaches us how to introduce ourselves in Ucwalmicts