National Indigenous Peoples Day
For thousands of years indigenous people occupied the shoreline of eastern Vancouver Island in a place referred to as, "the land of plenty". This Land of Plenty stretched from what is known today as Kelsey Bay south to Hornby and Denman Island and included the watershed and estuary of the Puntledge River. (from the website in About us)
A 500-year-old relationship ... coming out of conflict, colonialism, and denial.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called 8th Fire, "very, very powerful." He said, "I was personally very emotionally moved by watching this documentary."
Join Wab Kinew on a two-minute walk through 500 years of aboriginal history and then watch the entire series below.
Watch the whole series by getting the DVD from our SD71 library system.
Justice for Aboriginal Peoples - It's Time
For further study:
Reconciliation: A Journey for All Canadians
What does reconciliation mean to you? What does reconciliation look like in the classroom? How will you make reconcilation part of your day to day life? How can we move forward in a postive way to build a new relationship, between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and hold each other up?