National Indigenous Peoples Day
In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the UNA is hosting several free learning opportunities for community members at the Wesbrook Community Centre throughout the week.
Film Screening: All Our Father’s Relations
All ages | June 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Watch the documentary created by UBC Adjunct Professor and filmmaker Alejandro Yoshizawa and join him for a Q&A afterwards. This is the story of the Grant siblings and their connection to their mother’s First Nations (Musqueam) heritage and reconnecting to their father’s southern Chinese heritage.
Workshop: Teaching Medicine Wheel
All ages | June 21 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Join Phil and Gisèle L’Hirondelle to learn about the 6 directions of the Medicine Wheel, which can help one realize the self and learn to create balance in Body, Mind, Emotion, and Spirit and learn about elements, colours, animal symbols, and seasons. These teachings bring us closer to realizing our connection to all and understanding the cycles of life.
Board Game: Walking in Good Relations
Ages 14+ | June 22 | 5 to 8 p.m.
Play the award-winning board game, created by decolonial author and artist Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). With facilitation from the UNA Youth Leadership Group, this journey will share actions you can take, words you can say & ideas you can learn to transform how you relate to the land, Indigenous Nations, history, education, your community & your life path.