To honour the opening of the Songhees Wellness Centre, January 22, 2014, Aboriginal Neighbours and the Anglican Parish of St. Peter & St. Paul presented two potted native red cedar trees. On March 27, representatives from these groups witnessed the children of the Kwum Kwum Lelum After-School Program planting the young trees in […]
Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist February 18, 2015 09:53 PM The residential school, off northern Vancouver Island, was operated by the Anglican Church from 1929 until it closed in 1974. Each year, hundreds of children were forced from their homes by a local Indian agent to attend the school. They were among more than 150,000 […]
Pride & Joy: Glorious photographs of the Nisga’a Hobiyee Lunar New Year celebration (Feb 6 & 7, 2015) taken by Dennis Ducklow. These photos and the regalia are fabulous. It is wonderful to see the pride and joy in the young people, and fills us with so much hope for their future. For Dennis Ducklow’s […]
Aboriginal Neighbour and friend, author Jennifer Balme presented a very informative and thought-provoking talk on social activist and humanitarian, Emily , at our Aboriginal Neighbours monthly gathering on February 14, 2015. To find out more about this remarkable woman read this excerpt from Jenny’s speech below. Talk to Aboriginal Neighbours Thank you […]
TRUTH DANCE AND RECONCILIATION The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has created a ballet that focuses on Canada’s residential school history and Aarrow Productions Inc, based in Victoria has been invited to make a documentary of this unique and compelling story. To find out more about this about this extraordinary project click here.
ALERT BAY – Former residential students of the St Michael’s residential school students are touring the building before it undergoes demolition next month. http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=539744 Debate on decision to demolish St Michael’s residential school. http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=540658 VANCOUVERISLANDNEWS.CTVNEWS