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

Field trip to Mt Meager, September 30 10am – 2pm

Back by Popular Demand, on Sunday, September 30, Stewardship Pemberton (with the support of the Sitka Foundation) hosts a family-friendly field trip to the Upper Lillooet River Valley to celebrate BC Rivers Day. The adventure begins with a guided tour in the Upper Lillooet River valley, touring the Mount Meager landslide, the largest ever recorded … Continue reading Field trip to Mt Meager, September 30 10am – 2pm

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

Hope

I want to talk about hope.  I've been derailed many times in my lifetime - in all the big ways.  I can check off the list of major stressors like a resume for survivorship - Divorce Death of loved ones (both parents - one suicide, one cancer) Diagnosis of a life threatening illness - twice … Continue reading Hope

Opening Doors

Eventually, ultimately, sooner or later, I can be quite specific. Usually, customarily, more often than not, this seldom occurs when I am speaking. I’m not fast on the draw, on the uptake or on my feet for that matter. Also, if there’s a way to interpret a phrase figuratively, that’s the way my mind will construe it. So, when my … Continue reading Opening Doors