When you wake up to injustice, all that sleeping energy suddenly wants to move into action. OMG I finally get the urgency of the climate crisis, and NOW I want to do something. Srsly, they were starving and murdering children? Let's fix this systemic racism BS. If we have grown up all our lives with … Continue reading What can I do?
Author: Lisa Richardson
The root cause is colonialism and the problem is it’s hard and we’re not very well practiced at doing hard things so we need to learn radical tenderness and stay with the trouble
Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures is is an international arts/research collective that roots a portion of its work on unceded Musqueam land (where the University of British Columbia is located). Advaya is this groovy two-sister powered outfit from the UK that is offering incredible online courses that keep me on the verge of quitting work for … Continue reading The root cause is colonialism and the problem is it’s hard and we’re not very well practiced at doing hard things so we need to learn radical tenderness and stay with the trouble
A poem that had to be shared one day
So, one morning, not long ago, I scrolled briefly on my instagram and was brought to a pause by this face. There was something about her eyes that made me want to listen to this episode of the podcast that had posted it, so I cued it up on my way to a karma yoga … Continue reading A poem that had to be shared one day
At last, a font designed to support First Nations languages!!
Some awesome news, via the First People's Cultural Council: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrwG2VXv0H7/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D Let's talk font! 💻 🧑🏽💻 If you spend time working on computers, you may know how tricky it can be to find fonts compatible with the special characters and syllabics in Indigenous languages. ✨We wanted to let you know about the BC Sans font, which has … Continue reading At last, a font designed to support First Nations languages!!
Sustain the ones who sustain you
Sustainability has become such an abused word it's become almost meaningless... but what about this invitation from the wonderful Robin Wall Kimmerer: Sustain the ones who sustain you. Isn't that just the most logical thing? Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them. Introduce … Continue reading Sustain the ones who sustain you
Your attention stretches you, or shatters you…
My friend Monica shared something so delightful recently: that the word attention means to stretch towards. "I found out recently that the word ‘attention’ comes from the latin attentionem, meaning to stretch towards." Cue this rather cute video of snail that my then-nine-year old took last year around this time. I imagine my attention as … Continue reading Your attention stretches you, or shatters you…
Hurt people hurt. But it doesn’t end there.
Hurt people hurt others. Hurt that is not transformed is transmitted. These two insights have helped me understand so much - about relationships I'm part of, about my relationship with colonization, about why Magneto in the X-Men is so unrelentingly bad. And sometimes, that has felt like a formula that cannot be resolved in any … Continue reading Hurt people hurt. But it doesn’t end there.
Here it is folks! Lil’wat Rodeo May 20-22 and the parade will close the Mount Currie Main Street road for the time it takes on Saturday around 11am
If you’re going to grow potatoes, be Spud-Valley-Savvy about it.
If you’re planning on growing potatoes in your garden this year, please don’t forget we live in a seed potato control area. Which means you need to take the time and make the effort to buy only Certified Pemberton Seed Potatoes. No random potatoes allowed. For fear of introducing a virus and potatoes are particularly … Continue reading If you’re going to grow potatoes, be Spud-Valley-Savvy about it.
Some keen people are looking to start a Toastmasters group in Pemberton… let them know if you’re keen to know more
Toastmasters isn't just for public speaking, it's for everyday confidence and the ability to effectively communicate. We are looking to get a toastmasters group going here in Pemberton! If any of these benefits sound good to you, please take a moment to fill out this form so we can keep you in the loop! https://forms.gle/8hXRpBTEjmYjQxWD7 … Continue reading Some keen people are looking to start a Toastmasters group in Pemberton… let them know if you’re keen to know more