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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walkshop: The Xwaaqw’um Project (Burgoyne Bay, Salt Spring Island) LIMITED
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Limited Capacity seats available
A sustainable vision is being developed to support a Coast Salish cultural learning hub at Xwaaqw’um as we strengthen our reciprocal relationships to the land (and sea). The focal point of the project is Indigenous youth mentorship as taught by local Hul’q’umi’num and Coast Salish Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Watch two five-minute films that highlight summer youth camps, student-based cultural days and community gatherings that have taken place at Xwaaqw’um over the last two years. Discussion will focus on how you can better understand and support local culturally appropriate learning in your classroom and community.

Max Capacity: 40
A sustainable vision is being developed to support a Coast Salish cultural learning hub at Xwaaqw’um as we strengthen our reciprocal relationships to the land (and sea). The focal point of the project is Indigenous youth mentorship as taught by local Hul’q’umi’num and Coast Salish Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Two five-minute films will highlight summer youth camps, student-based cultural days and community gatherings that have taken place at Xwaaqw’um over the last two years. Discussion will focus on how you can better understand and support local culturally appropriate learning in your classroom and community. Indoor/Outdoor

Max Capacity: 40

Speakers
avatar for Joe Akerman

Joe Akerman

Project Lead, Xwaaqw'um Project
Joe is of Cowichan and European descent. In his work with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), and as a leader of the Protect Grace Islet Group and Xwaaqw'um Project on Saltspring Island, he has incorporated grassroots leadership, inclusivity and cultural connections to effectively mobilize and reach out to Indigenous communities, the public... Read More →
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Hwiemtun (Fred Roland)

Elder, Xwaaqw'um Project
Born and raised in Khowutzun (the ‘Warm Land’) by a Coast Salish mother and Hawaiian lineage father, Hwiemtun (Fred Roland) received many teachings of his Coast Salish culture. Through spending many years with elders of his territory, Hwiemtun learned the cultural and spiritual traditions of his ancestors... Read More →


Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)

Attendees (29)