Date(s) - May 10, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Mary's Residential School
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Sto:lo History & Culture Learning Day @ St. Marys Residential School
Come hear local Fraser Valley Indigenous leadership voice their expertize and passion on various subjects regarding history, governance, treaty, land, sovereignty, residential schools, healing, relationship, justice, social justice, language and culture.
The day will feature information on Sto:lo History and Culture. Our speaker is Sto:lo Elder Eddie Gardner, and his topic is “The Spirit of Wild Salmon” and why they are integral to First Nations from a Sto:lo cultural perspective. Our other speaker is Elder Josette Jim, who will be sharing her knowledge of the history of the Sto:lo people of the Fraser Valley, and also her experience of attending St. Mary’s Indian Residential School. The afternoon will end with a brief tour of the boys dorms by elder Geoff Waterfall.
This a one in a series of dialogues that we are engaging upon with our Indigenous neighbours.
PLEAE NOTE: If you feel you can donate to assist in this presentation please let Garry or Janette at MCBC head office. We would be more than grateful. The financial need to properly honor and reimburse various individuals in this ongoing dialogue with out Fraser Valley Sto:lo Nation First Nations leadership with gifting and honorarium, as well as financing the rental of facilities like this. Thank you in advance for your kindness and heart in financially partnering with us in this wonderful endeavour to help MCBC better hear the Indigenous voice and continue our goal to build healing relational bridges of healing and reconciliation.