Posts from October 2014

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Our Story Series: Trudy Spiller – for SD62 School Trustee

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Trudy is from the Wolf Clan in Northern BC of the Gitxsan Nation. Trudy’s traditional name, Lugaganowals, means a frog that is always leaning or giving. Trudy is the third youngest of nine children. Her parents raised 47 foster children. It was not unusual for Trudy’s parents to accept a family of five at one […]

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers

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Click here to view the guide:  FIRST PEOPLES: A GUIDE FOR NEWCOMERS TO VANCOUVER Vancouver welcomes newcomers from all parts of the world. New-comers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about First Peoples because of language barriers, access to information, or the time to learn. They may have few opportunities to […]

Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares

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This article written by Marc Lee of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in March 12 on the economic costs and benefits of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Click on this link to read the article:  Enbridge Pipe Dreams and Nightmares Marc Lee is the senior economist with the BC Office of  the Canadian Centre for […]

Our Story Series: Donna Dahlen on the Blanket Exercise

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I have been asked to comment on a retreat I went to with Lindsay Baigent a few months ago. This retreat was held in Duncan, B,C. I have never attended any function remotely similar to the exciting events that I witnessed that day. Many personal thoughts were expressed which in turn did cause an emotional […]

Our Story Series: About

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Our Story Series:   We all have a story to tell.  In our new Our Story Series we hoping to provide a space for people to post personal stories of interest to First Nations Peoples and non-First Nations readers here on Vancouver Island.  1,000 words is the usual recommended guideline for blog post readers to, but this is […]

Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

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This year’s Columbus Day holiday will have a slightly different, more Native flavor in the city of Seattle. Thanks to a unanimous vote this summer by the city council, the federal holiday will now be known by a different name: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The name change comes after activists pushed for a day to honor […]