We have several upcoming events to share, drawn from the Reconciliation Matters newsletter. We encourage you to check out the newsletter here, particularly the listed articles.
August 25 – Nchem?u?s Day
This free community event features artwork unveilings, a carving demonstration, traditional and untraditional storytelling, stand-up comedy, and the chance to play the ancient Indigenous game of Slahal.
From 4pm to 8pm, Thursday, August 25, 2022. At Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue at 3rd Street, North Vancouver.
More details and free registration here.
Until September 10 – Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in British Columbia
B.C is known as a linguistic ‘hotspot’ because of the diversity and vitality of First Nations languages. But how many of us can say basic words or phrases such as “hello”, “thank you” or “how are you” in the languages of the Indigenous Peoples in whose traditional territories we are located?
You might find yourself expanding your vocabulary and appreciation for the state of Indigenous languages in B.C. after visiting Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices, a beautifully designed traveling exhibit created by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council in partnership with the Royal B.C. Museum.
You’ll learn what First Nations communities are doing to help 34 different languages, that have been disrupted by colonialism, to survive and flourish.
Daily, 10am – 5pm, until September 10th, 2022. At Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St. Port Moody.
September 16, 17 & 18 – stɑl̓əw̓ Pow-wow
September 16, 17 & 18, 2022. At the Langley Events Centre, 7888 200 St, Langley.