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.
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
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
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.
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
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
How do you know who to put your vote behind, when it comes to an election? Does seeing someone's name in bold letters on a plastic sign pounded into the ground help? It is kind of a strange practice. And it's got an ecological footprint that Katrina Nightingale questions. When she decided to run for … Continue reading Signs versus conversations: Village of Pemberton council candidate opts for the latter, hosts coffee morning at Stay Wild, Wednesday Sept 21, 9:30 – 11
How lucky is this community that Veronica Woodruff turned her attention to this topic. If the research on climate adaptation, risk and disaster shows that there's only one way to prepare for natural disasters, and that's together, then we're forewarned and forearmed, here in a community blanketed in smoke, that is small enough that we … Continue reading Veronica Woodruff’s Masters thesis tackles disaster risk and names collaboration as crucial
This the Sea to Sky Book Club, which brings together three libraries, and readers from up and down the corridor, will discuss Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. The virtual reading group will meet three times, to discuss different themes and questions at each meeting. Everyone is welcome to join. Registration is required! Please email email@example.com … Continue reading Try out the Sea to Sky virtual book club this month, and encounter “Gender Queer”