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

Watch ‘Punpúntwal’ (Finding Each Other) – a new documentary from Signal Hill Elementary

In 2016, a blanket ceremony was held at Signal Hill Elementary. I had the privilege of interviewing the school's Vice Principal at the time, Clare Hanbury, and Aboriginal Cultural Support Worker Tanina Williams, after the event, and wrote about it here.  Hanbury and Williams then began working on this documentary about the ceremony and the … Continue reading Watch ‘Punpúntwal’ (Finding Each Other) – a new documentary from Signal Hill Elementary

Stucum Wi: Wanosts’a7 Dr. Lorna Williams walks in wisdom, Part 2

My son heads off to kindergarten in September. Game-changer, friends say. You don’t get as much time as you think, say others. I can’t wait to learn to read, he says. What just happened to the past five years? I think. He will catch the school bus, from our driveway, through Mount Currie, to school. … Continue reading Stucum Wi: Wanosts’a7 Dr. Lorna Williams walks in wisdom, Part 2

On the one year anniversary of March 24-29 Naskan Uxwal walk, we revisit Tat7ush Peters’ article

  We have been re-sharing some of Tat7ush Peters' Question columns at the Wellness Almanac, with her permission. Last year, she explained the Naskan Uxwal walk, and to acknowledge the one year anniversary of that event, we repost that story today. “Naskan Uxwal” a “reclaiming our spirit” walk from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to … Continue reading On the one year anniversary of March 24-29 Naskan Uxwal walk, we revisit Tat7ush Peters’ article