Coming at Valentine’s Day from a different angle: Tat7ush invites us to stay woke

Lil’watémclhkan Ts’ila ts7a: February is a time for remembering Today, we revisit Tat7ush' February 8 2016 column in the Whistler Question, because, February is still a time for remembering the many missing and murdered indigenous women.  by Tat7ush (Theresa Peters)   February is a month for remembering loved ones in different ways, especially on Valentine’s … Continue reading Coming at Valentine’s Day from a different angle: Tat7ush invites us to stay woke

Progress on the istken at the Ts’zil Learning Centre: a few photos to blow your mind

The Ts̓zil Learning Centre in Mount Currie provides excellent adult learning opportunities for the Líl̓wat Nation and neighbouring communities. The learning philosophy is based in Líl̓wat cultural renewal, holistic learning, and personal growth, Ts̓zil has been offering a variety of academic and vocational training opportunities out of a small collection of old ATCO trailers. But not for much … Continue reading Progress on the istken at the Ts’zil Learning Centre: a few photos to blow your mind

Significant rainfall forecast, with high freezing levels. Veronica Woodruff explores what this means, in the context of the Lillooet River

Thanks to Veronica Woodruff for this weather-inspired guest post. Like all good Canadians I love the weather. Almost to point of obsession, especially when I think about it in the context of the hydrology of the Lillooet River. It is so interesting around here with the variability in the seasons and across different elevations. The first … Continue reading Significant rainfall forecast, with high freezing levels. Veronica Woodruff explores what this means, in the context of the Lillooet River

UBC’s free MOOC on Reconciliation kicks off this week -and you can still register

Could you commit 2 hours a week, from your own couch, to advancing reconciliation? UBC’s Faculty of Education is offering Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, a free 6 week massive open online course (MOOC) running January 24 - March 7. It starts today, but the course is self-directed, with new modules dropping each week. It's free. You … Continue reading UBC’s free MOOC on Reconciliation kicks off this week -and you can still register

Polek Rybczynski offers a little inner forest illumination in today’s feature photo

What I love about our photo contributors and their offerings to the blog is the way they invite me to stop in my regular tracks and look more closely at the world around me. That's a big part of the reason that we've dedicated the weekend posts to photography - to offer a little stillness, … Continue reading Polek Rybczynski offers a little inner forest illumination in today’s feature photo

When the Lil’wat Land and Resources Department took over the instagram account

This is a guest post written by Harriet van Wart who leads the Land and Resources Department for the Lil'wat Nation, reflecting on the first ever team takeover for the Wellness Almanac. It was inspiring to meet the team and get a glimpse at the work they do. I was really excited when Lisa invited … Continue reading When the Lil’wat Land and Resources Department took over the instagram account

Dig out your best and brightest orange for Orange Shirt Day this Friday

This Friday, let's make the entire Pemberton region, from the Meadows to downtown, to Mt Currie, to D'arcy, a sea of orange. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’s account … Continue reading Dig out your best and brightest orange for Orange Shirt Day this Friday