Whale in the Door

A Community Unites to Protect BC's Howe Sound

Tag: Knowing Our Place

Knowing Our Place Book Club fall schedule

Knwoing Our Place Book Club Fall

Researching and writing Whale in the Door inspired me to create a book club to read Indigenous authors. It’s part of my Knowing Our Place initiative. The idea is to learn about Indigenous culture, governance and worldview from those who live it and write about it. The monthly gatherings take place at the Bowen Island Library. We began last March with The Truth About Stories by Thomas King. The group […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day on Bowen Island

Bowen celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

For the very first time, we celebrated this important day on Bowen Island. The weather, the performers, the smiling faces all added up to an evening to remember, outdoors in front of the library. (All photos by Len Gilday) Rebecca Ducan, whose ancestral Squamish name is Tsitsayxemaat, enthralled everyone with the creation story of Raven stealing the Sun from Seagull. And she sent a shiver through the youngsters with her […]

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