Tanina Williams has been teaching and sharing the Lil’wat culture with students throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor – from Pemberton to Whistler – for years. She was instrumental in creating the Blanket Ceremony at Signal Hill in 2016. A participant in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ímc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) program, Tanina’s business idea, to offer cultural tours at Joffre Lakes, won the SLBSP pitch contest.
Tanina has been walking her healing journey for many years – her healing and wisdom has a ripple effect throughout our entire community, and positively impacts every kid she works with.
Tanina’s generosity is informed by a perspective that we are all Indigenous. We all come from somewhere that has culture, born of landscape and born of people. And as we are all Indigenous people, we all walk forward on this healing path.
One of the paths on her personal healing journey has been through the Psychology of Vision Friends Helping Friends community. Tanina recently won the opportunity to attend a course in March in Italy – an exciting opportunity, and a chance to travel to a country she never thought she’d see – but she needs to cover her own travel and flight expenses.
Doyle was inspired to empower ordinary folk to help people in need, by conducting online love flash mobs, insta-fundraisers where the gift is capped at $25. She wants people to know that they are essential – that the smallest gesture, in combination with a great wave of love, creates miracles.
What if we Love Flash Mobbed Tanina?
- bid on something on offer via the Facebook page auction (the bidding will close at the Workshop tomorrow afternoon)
- buy a ticket to the workshop
Wellness Workshop Fundraiser
This Saturday, March 16, Tanina Williams from Lil’wat Nation is hosting a fundraiser in the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s Istken Hall. Williams is attending an All Around Wellbeing workshop with Psychology of Vision Friends Helping Friends in Italy next week, and she needs your support to get there!
The timeline of her event is as follows:
11.30am: Introduction by Tanina Williams
12pm – 1pm: Saopalaz Medicine Plant talk, followed by Q&A
1pm: Stinging Nettle Tea and Bannock served
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Ha7ya Lil’wat Storyteller, followed by Q&A
Ticket Prices: $20 for Adults $10 for Seniors $5 for Children Doors open at 10.30am with sale and auction items available until 3.30pm. To purchase tickets in advance contact Tanina at 604.698.5767.