I was very fortunate to participate in the Keepers of the Water conference in Wollaston Lake, northern Saskatchewan, in mid-August. It was my first time to this remote community, which can only be reached by barge/boat or airplane as there are no roads that go directly there. People say the water there is clean enough to drink right out of the lake, which I saw someone doing. The lake, one of Saskatchewan's largest, certainly looked beautiful, though I hesitated to drink from it like the locals.
Camas Books presents "Colonial War and Judicial Murder in the colony of
Vancouver Island, 1863," by ethno-historian Chris Arnett.
Opening Remarks: Joey Caro, Penelakut Elder, and Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group
Communications and Historical Research Manager
Friday, May 24th @ 7pm
David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria
Coast Salish and Strait Salish Territories
Admission by Donation
Chris Arnett is the author of "Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and
Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863." On May
24th, he will be in Victoria to discuss the hanging of four Hul'qumi'num
prisoners in Bastion Square on July 4, 1863. This is the 150th anniversary
Please join us on a critical Mass bike ride from downtown Victoria to PKOLS (formerly Mount Douglas) for the march and reclamation ceremony led by WEC'KINEM (Eric Pelkey) of the WSANEC Nation -- via local high schools, Camosun College and UVic.
Bring your friends!
For more information on the Reclaim PKOLS event:
2:30 - Gather at Centennial Square
3:00 sharp - Leave Centennial Square
3:20 sharp - Leave Vic High/Fernwood Square
3:50 sharp - Leave Camosun College (Traffic Loop by Admin Bldg)
4:10 sharp - Leave UVic First Peoples House
An ancient burial ground on Grace Islet in Ganges Harbour is being threatened by development, and local First Nations have asked us to help them reach a Salt Spring audience to express their concerns.
On May 26th - next weekend - we are hosting a gathering where respected elders from Penelakut, Saanich and Cowichan First Nations will speak, along with archaeologists involved locally in burials (see attached poster).
Coming to Salt Spring to speak is a big deal for the First Nations speakers, and says a lot about how important an issue this burial ground is to them.
Murray Sinclair speaks about the process of the Commission gathering testimonies from residential school survivors, preparing recommendations, and what this history of genocide means for all Canadians.
Recorded 25 April 2013 in Montreal at the Quebec National Event.
More info: http://trc.ca
Video by Greg Macdougall, http://EquitableEducation.ca
for rabbletv, http://rabble.ca