Our experience shows that personal connections are critical. After we begin the journey of learning and reconciliation, we need opportunities to practice and share!
Mass Blanket Exercise: Stand By Our Voices
Invited and assisted by the high school student group, Stand By Our Voices, students shared their thoughts and words in a new version of the Blanket Exercise script. Students co-facilitated the workshop for 300 staff and students grade 8-10. Special Thanks to the Powell River Arts Council for funding support.
An Evening of Film, Conversation and Music:
Engage in the courageous conversation considering why the art of First Nations People were not supported in Media historically and what has changed today - if anything. Featuring: local musician Larry Hanson, Nanaimo based musicians Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback, actor Eric Wilson, voice of APTN’s new First Nations superhero cartoon, Kagagi, and Kevin “Sipreano” Howes, the curator of the hit collection Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985
Unsettle Canada 150: A Transmedia Blanket Exercise:
On January 11, 2017, Arthur Manuel passed onto the spirit world at the age of 65. In the spirit of Arthur Manuel, July 1, 2017, we participated in a National Day of Action. to celebrate our Indigenous and human rights to self-determination, our lands, territories and resources. This special rendition of the Blanket Exercise was part of a national radio marathon based out of Nuxalk Radio. Our first 'mass exercise', was held outside at Palm Beach where 80 participants took part in the transmedia event broadcast across Canada. http://nuxalkradio.com