Halloween Guidelines for October 31 2020, and the power of working together

What I appreciate about good leadership is the way it can invite us to work together, to find a common path, to braid all our individual interpretations, needs, feelings, curiosities, into a stronger way. I appreciate the leadership of Dr Bonnie Henry and every time I say to my partner, "I'm confused about COVID and … Continue reading Halloween Guidelines for October 31 2020, and the power of working together

Congratulations to the Lil’wat Business Group

Award congratulations Last week, the Lil’wat Business Group won the BC Achievement Indigenous Business Award for 2020. As directors of the Lil’wat companies, we are very proud of the work our boards, CEO and staff have done. Averaging $15 million in revenues per year and 60 full-time employees, the Lil’wat Business Group is a model … Continue reading Congratulations to the Lil’wat Business Group

Art piece: Gender Performativity by Levi Nelson

Levi Nelson, Gender Performativity, 2020. 47 x 73 inches. Acrylic on canvas. I always appreciate seeing Levi Nelson's new works, which he frequently shares on Facebook (go be a fan!) He describes this piece as an exploration of "gender peformativity." The term gender performativity comes from Judith Butler's book "Gender Trouble" (1990), where they argue … Continue reading Art piece: Gender Performativity by Levi Nelson

Election Day, October 24, means Voting Today! 8am – 8pm

If you have not opted for a mail-in vote, or advance voting, today is the day to cast your ballot for your representative here in the West Vancouver -Sea to Sky riding for the British Columbian legislature. Your three candidates are: the NDP’s Keith Murdoch, Green candidate Jeremy Valeriote, and current MLA, Liberal Jordan Sturdy. … Continue reading Election Day, October 24, means Voting Today! 8am – 8pm

Come hang out with me and Tanina on Monday night! Sharing Circle gets underway, via Zoom, 8pm

In June, I took part in a "Conscious Motherhood during COVID" circle, facilitated by Peak Resilience, a feminist therapy practice based in Vancouver (that the wonderful Village Yoga founder, Raelene Hodgson, used to practice at.) Once a week, at 8pm, after most of us had put our babies to bed, a dozen women and two … Continue reading Come hang out with me and Tanina on Monday night! Sharing Circle gets underway, via Zoom, 8pm

Wear this across your heart: Áma s7ats̓xentsína! It is good to see you. (Orders due before Oct 29!)

This is part 2 of Rise of the Revivers. Read part 1 here. When Lisa Sambo, the Director of the N’Quatqua Child and Family Development Centre, returned last June to her home in D’arcy, she was carrying medicine for her community and a big bundle of overwhelm. The 1000-person conference on indigenous language revitalization knew … Continue reading Wear this across your heart: Áma s7ats̓xentsína! It is good to see you. (Orders due before Oct 29!)

What brush will you reach for? New exhibit of Sea to Sky artists inspires us to Think-It-Over

The Whistler Arts Council asked Sea to Sky creatives: “2020 has been quite the year, and it’s not over yet! What inspires you to evolve and move forward?" From the responses, 6 key words were pulled out and offered as the palette for a new exhibit of works. Patience. Resilience. Justice. Intimacy. Humility. Learning. Using … Continue reading What brush will you reach for? New exhibit of Sea to Sky artists inspires us to Think-It-Over