Local Band The Spiritual Warriors nominated for 4 Awards

The Spiritual Warriors are a Lil'wat/Pemberton band. With Leroy Joe and his daughter Daisy both doing vocals, and Rich Doucet, Mike Rowe, and Tim Lall. Using reggae beats and lyrics in Ucwalmícwts, Lil'wat traditional language, they create songs that are inspiring and upbeat. They are on their way to Niagara Falls, New York for the … Continue reading Local Band The Spiritual Warriors nominated for 4 Awards

Múc and the Importance of Old Growth Forests

I've been thinking about the forests a lot lately. Since attending the opening ceremony for the "We Carry Our Ancestors" exhibit and hearing St'at'imc knowledge and experience from Dr. Lorna Williams. Then spending some quiet time at the exhibit, singing along to the berry picking song playing from a video. Hearing the words of Lorna, … Continue reading Múc and the Importance of Old Growth Forests

What local high school students learned this Orange Shirt Day 2019

On September 30 2019, a special assembly was held at Pemberton Secondary School to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day. The stories shared at that assembly grew out of an experience held the previous Thursday, as Lil'wat elders, Lil'wat leaders, teachers, students, Indigenous Support Workers, and community members, worked out how to craft a meaningful way for … Continue reading What local high school students learned this Orange Shirt Day 2019

Pemberton Museum receives funding to begin repatriation of artefacts of the Stl’atl’imx Nations

via Pemberton Museum The Pemberton and District Museum and Archives recognizes and respects that the Pemberton museum site operates within the traditional unceded territory of the Stl’atl’imx Nation. In early May, an article published in Pique Newsmagazine called for anyone with historical Lil'wat possessions, whether they were found, bought or gifted, to return them to … Continue reading Pemberton Museum receives funding to begin repatriation of artefacts of the Stl’atl’imx Nations

Natalie Langmann on how she explained Orange Shirt Day to her four year old

I knew I could count on Natalie, when I wondered out loud "how do I explain Orange Shirt Day to my five year old?" Her explanations of Remembrance Day and the Terry Fox run were so good, I screenshot them, for reference. File under Good (and Age-Appropriate) Answers to Hard Questions. If you're rifling in the … Continue reading Natalie Langmann on how she explained Orange Shirt Day to her four year old