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Saanich Inlet Culture History

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  Water Quality Saanich Inlet Study Report on First Nations Consultation June 1995 Prepared for: Water Quality Branch Environmental Protection Department B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks Prepared by: Bjorn O. Simonsen & Alison Davis The Bastion Group Heritage Consultants and James Haggarty Shoreline Archaeological Consultants Ltd.   http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wat/wq/saanich/sisrofnc.html     2.1 Saanich Inlet […]

Traditional Native Code of Ethics

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  Give thanks to the Creator each morning upon rising and each evening before sleeping. Seek the courage to be a better person.   Showing respect is a basic law of life.   Respect the wisdom of people in council. Once you give an idea it no longer belongs to you; it belongs to everyone. […]

ANGLICAN PRIMATE’S APOLOGY (1993)

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  On Friday, August 6, 1993, near the end of the first National Native Convocation in Minaki, Ontario, the Most Rev. Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, presented this Apology for the Church’s involvement in Residential Schools   My Brothers and Sisters:   Together here with you I have listened as you […]

Cree artist Kent Monkman: new exhibition “The Urban Res” confronts Myths

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Kent Monkman is an artist of Cree ancestry who works in a variety of media including painting, film/video, performance and installation. Monkman has exhibited widely within Canada, and is well represented in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. […]

KWAK’WALA HYMNAL PROJECT (1997 – 2002)

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Christ Church – Alert Bay KWAK’WALA HYMNAL PROJECT A Story of Love, Faith and Commitment Aboriginal Neighbours, with the help of the Rev. Garth Bulmer (then incumbent at Christ Church, Alert Bay), arranged for the 1997 Diocesan Synod to be addressed by Peggy Svanvik, Elder of the ‘Namgis First Nation at Alert Bay.  She spoke […]

Penelakut Grace Islet – Bulldozing burial grounds

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“British Columbia’s Archaeology Branch, after a year of deliberation, chose Reconciliation Week (2013) to extend a provincial heritage site alteration permit to an Albertan businessman so he could build his luxury waterfront vacation home atop this First Nation cemetery.   “The alteration permit enables him to build his house on posts over the burial islet, […]

Ladysmith: Stz’uminus First Nation bans boats in traditional waters

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“Frustrated with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ “mismanagement” and failure to recognize mandated aboriginal fishing rights, the Stz’uminus First Nation has vowed to ban boat traffic from a wide swath of water off the east coast of Vancouver Island. ” ‘Until further notice, we will prohibit access to our waters by all vessels […]

Lynne and Ruth – Thank-you

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Dear Lynne Crawshaw and Ruth D’Hollander, our Outgoing Chair and Co-chair, _ Thank-you for bringing us to where we are.  May the light continue to shine on you. _ Aboriginal Neighbours