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

#150Acts of reconciliation: it just begins with one

On August 4 2017, with 150 days left in 2017, Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarnisky, crafted a list of 150 acts of reconciliation -- small, everyday acts that average Canadians can undertake, as well as some more provocative ones to encourage people to think about Indigenous-settler relationships in new ways. Here they are. Let's work through … Continue reading #150Acts of reconciliation: it just begins with one

Could a 20 minute video completely change your way of thinking? It did mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIoDj2aEKPE I sat up extra straight when I discovered that one of the "teachers" of the MOOC on Reconciliation I'm taking through UBC right now (it's free, and you can still sign up), is from Seton Lake. Gerry Oleman is a member of the St’at’imc Nation from Tsal’alh (Shalalth B.C.) I was excited to hear from a local … Continue reading Could a 20 minute video completely change your way of thinking? It did mine.

Lil’wat scholar Dr Lorna Williams on why schools are an important place to grow and practice reconciliation

Dr. Lorna Williams, "Inside a Residential School" from FNESC and FNSA on Vimeo. A year ago, Dr Lorna Williams shared her thoughts on where we were at, in our national reconciliation journey. She identified what an important role schools play. Dr Williams is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Victoria where she was Canada Research … Continue reading Lil’wat scholar Dr Lorna Williams on why schools are an important place to grow and practice reconciliation