Session one: Oral History & First Nations Prophesies

Elaine Alec talked about some of the First Nations prophecies and oral histories that Elders from across North America shared with her throughout her lifetime. These prophecies and oral histories have foretold that this time would come. Click here to see the full poster.

January 29, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m
Penticton Museum & Archives
785 Main St., Penticton, B.C.

T: 250-490-2452 

Full podcast of the event has been provided courtesy of Peach City Radio and recorded by Glory McIntyre. Series of Four team appreciates your generosity. 

 

Participant comments about this session:

"I really appreciated the event at the library last night and plan on attending the next three. I was there with Marion and Fred from Naramata. As we were leaving Fred said, “that was a historic event!” So congratulations on mobilizing a good crowd of people on a snowy, Tuesday night. I have spread the word to my friends and colleagues about the upcoming series." - Natalie

"Us and them changes when people work together. Thanks for doing this." -  Pamela

"Thank you for all you are doing!" - Kathryn

"Thanks for your efforts in making this happen here in Penticton. I look forward to the upcoming presentations and sharings." - Merle


Session two: Understanding Our Relationship History - a Legal Perspective

First Nations Law Advocate, Laurie Wilson, LLB provided a breakdown of legal acts that affect Canadian and First Nation relationships through time. These acts included the Royal proclamation, Indian Act, White Paper, Red Paper, Meech Lake Accord, Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, Kelowna Accord. Click here for the poster.

February 5, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Penticton Museum & Archives Auditorium
785 Main St., Penticton, B.C.
T: 250-490-2452

Participant comments about this session:

It was GREAT!!! Thank you all for the organization and efforts you have made so that this is possible! - Kathryn

It was great to see so many people out for this event. Education is the only way to develop an informed opinion. Well done and thanks to all the organizers!! Lim limt.  - Rhea 

Woo whoo! That was just awesome. - Darryl

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Session three: Bill C-45 Environmental and Health impacts on Canadians and First Nations

Carrie Terbasket-Benson, spoke about the impacts that Bill C-45 has opened up on our Environment. Carrie is the chair and co-founder of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Syilx Environmental Committee, which is a group of committed individuals who strive for meaningful First Nations participation in the conservation arena throughout the Okanagan Nation and beyond. Carrie is committed to Naqsm'ist, an Okanagan word for "Many Becoming One", by creating functional relationships between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal communities working towards conservation within Okanagan Territory and beyond.

Suzanne Johnson holds a BSc from the University of British Columbia, and is a Registered Dietitian from the Penticton Indian Band. Suzanne discussed the interconnection of environmental impacts created by Bill C 45 and how that could effect our water and food that we eat.

To view the poster click here.

February 12, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Penticton Museum & Archives Auditorium
785 Main St., Penticton, B.C.
T: 250-490-2452

Participant comments about this session:

"I’m so glad you’re offering these informational sessions and others I talked with share their appreciation for these efforts. The challenge will be how to propel awareness and concern into ongoing and effective action for change." - Merle

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Session four: Future bills and legislation and what does it mean for Canadians and First Nations?

This session focused on having a coffee house discussion with the organizers around potential impacts of future legislations, if passed, on First Nations and all Canadians. 

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February 19, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Penticton Art Gallery
199 Marina Way, Penticton, B.C.
T: 250-493-2928

Resources: 
OKT Olthuis Keer Townshend -LLP Briefing Book: Current Federal Legislative Amendments Affecting First Nations Dec. 21, 2013 Please click here.

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