Truth and reconciliation needs our hearts, as well as our brains, so how do we navigate all the uncomfortable feelings?

If the work of truth and reconciliation were easy, it would be done. If crossing a massive chasm of pain, erasure, harm, hurt, were easy, we'd be on the other side, dancing and singing and eating together. If finding ways for two entirely opposite world views to align were easy, we'd be there. But it's … Continue reading Truth and reconciliation needs our hearts, as well as our brains, so how do we navigate all the uncomfortable feelings?

How to come to terms with your own racism. Ouch.

This piece was shared last week by American writer Courtney Martin and I thought she really nails some important insights into why it can be so hard for white folks to navigate their place and role in the racist systems we live in (and benefit from.) A word on color blindness via https://courtney.substack.com/p/a-word-on-color-blindness?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email I went … Continue reading How to come to terms with your own racism. Ouch.

Register now for this FREE Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop, October 6, 8:45 – 2, at the SLCC

CHET WA TELNEXW / SKÚLMIN’LHKALH/ WE ARE LEARNING TOGETHER Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Decolonial Consultant, of Nahanee Creative Inc, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, Snan´atcw kakusent Tanina Williams, Knowledge Keeper, Amawílc, Líl̓wat7úl Nation, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre Ambassadors will lead an immersive course in Indigenous cultural awareness at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on Thursday, October 6th, … Continue reading Register now for this FREE Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop, October 6, 8:45 – 2, at the SLCC

Helena Edmonds talks about land based learning, blending wellness and education naturally

https://www.youtube.com/embed/AheKJMiFg4o Kík7ak Helena Edmonds, the Manager of Advanced Education at Ts'zil Learning Centre. She's worked in education for over 30 years and holds a dream for all members of the Lil'wat Nation to reach their full potential. Here, she talks about the value of land-based learning - of being able to be in a small … Continue reading Helena Edmonds talks about land based learning, blending wellness and education naturally

The Survivors Flag is up at Signal Hill Elementary. This is what it means.

This is the Survivors Flag. It is on display at Signal Hill Elementary. It is an expression of remembrance. It is a powerful art work to meditate on... every single dot and stroke has layers of meaning... some of which is unpacked at https://nctr.ca/exhibits/survivors-flag/, and through words shared from survivors of the residential schools system … Continue reading The Survivors Flag is up at Signal Hill Elementary. This is what it means.

Today, I invite you to honour an actual matriarch, and the kings and queens inside yourselves

I have some pretty strong feelings about today's public holiday, foisted upon us as a last minute reaction by a federal government (and its provincial counterpart) that has been otherwise exceptional in its heel-dragging, litigious delay strategies, and utter failure of responsiveness in anything related to Indigenous people - for backroom deals that absolved the … Continue reading Today, I invite you to honour an actual matriarch, and the kings and queens inside yourselves

The lunchbox dilemma, and an awesome healthy peanut free cookie recipe from the Pemby moms mind hive

Silly me. I thought as my kid got further into school, making lunches would get easier. Like, I'd develop mastery in the things that started as challenging, perplexing or vexing. Alas, it seems the opposite... school lunches just get harder. To wit: I spent Sunday making and baking food to ease the week - baked … Continue reading The lunchbox dilemma, and an awesome healthy peanut free cookie recipe from the Pemby moms mind hive