30th Annual Women’s Memorial March

30th Annual Women’s Memorial March

Sunday, February 14th, 2021 Family and community members gather in remembrance at 10:30 am (Main and Hastings) March starts at 12 pm from Carnegie (Main and Hastings) Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)...
Rock your Ribbon Skirt

Rock your Ribbon Skirt

Wednesday, January 20th wear your ribbon skirt to school to show support and solidarity for Bella Kulak who was criticized for wearing a ribbon skirt to school. There will also be a celebration of Indigenous culture at Grandview Park during the lunch hour from...
BIPOC Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

BIPOC Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 3:30-5:00 pm AGENDA ITEMS: VSB Indigenous Education Focus Day debrief Institutional Racism discussion (see infographic PDF – please look at it in advance if possible) Byrne Creek Community School Racial Justice Youth Panel...
Indigenous Education Focus Group

Indigenous Education Focus Group

VSTA Indigenous Education Committee Initial Focus Group Planning Session Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:00-5:30 pm – Zoom Postponed until further notice. As the first Chair of the Indigenous Education Committee, I would like to ensure that the committee is established...
Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day.   “Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’s account of losing her shiny new...
Aboriginal Awareness Week

Aboriginal Awareness Week

May 21-25 Aboriginal Awareness Week has largely focused on giving federal public servants an opportunity to learn more about the Metis, Inuit and First Nation peoples. Since its beginnings in 1992, Aboriginal Awareness Week has moved beyond this original mandate in...