June 11, 2024 News

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the UNA is hosting several free learning opportunities for community members throughout the week.

Storytime with Indigenous Books
Old Barn Community Centre | June 21 | 10 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their toddlers and preschoolers to the Old Barn Living Room for stories by Indigenous authors read aloud by UNA volunteers. This is a free drop-in program and registration is not required.

Indigenous Plant Walk with Lori Snyder 
Wesbrook Community Centre | June 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Register

Lori Snyder is an Indigenous Metis herbalist and educator with a deep knowledge of wild, medicinal and edible plants that grow in everyday spaces. Meet Lori at Wesbrook Community Centre for a walk in the neighbourhood and forest to learn about the wild food and medicine that grows all around us. Through Lori’s eyes, our immediate surroundings take on a new life and offer a wealth of untapped nutritional and ecological resources. Registration is required.

The artwork for UNA’s National Indigenous Peoples Day events was created by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm/Tsimshian artist, Chase Gray.