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Celebrate National Indigenous History Month

Posted: June 15, 2023

Thrive's Truth & Reconciliation Committee is dedicated to spreading awareness and promoting meaningful ways to hLet'sand celebrate Indigenous history and culture. Here are some powerful recommendations they have shared for exploration, listening, watching, and attending.

 

Explore

Support Indigenous creators and makers who add beauty to our world. Check out:

  • @mediocrebeaders on Instagram - Two talented sisters showcasing their stunning beadwork.
  • Sisters Sage - Discover Indigenous wellness products for holistic well-being.
  • @kokom_scrunchies on Instagram or their website - Handmade Kokom Scrunchies, a true expression of Indigenous artistry.

 

Listen

Tune in to the thought-provoking CBC Podcast "Land Back" hosted by Angela Sterritt. Learn about land theft in Canada and the inspiring journey of Indigenous people reclaiming their territories, identities, and lives.

Watch

Join us in experiencing the impactful film "The Grizzlies" on Netflix. Based on a true story, it portrays the transformative power of lacrosse, forging unexpected bonds among disaffected students in a remote Arctic town. Prepare for a powerful and thought-provoking viewing.

Attend

Save the date! Join us on June 21 at Quadra Village Community Centre for a community gathering celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. Enjoy bannock, strawberries, and an Indigenous Market. Let's together honour and appreciate Indigenous cultures.
https://www.qvcc.ca/indigenouspeoplesday

 

A special thank you to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and Corie for providing us with these incredible recommendations.

Our Thrive team acknowledges that our agency stands and works on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We also acknowledge the five W̱SÁNEĆ communities: W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), as well as the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht Nations and the Spune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) tribe where our work extends. We are committed to acknowledging our relationship with these unceded lands and communities, at staff and Board meetings, and during our hosted events. We encourage the evolving learning and awareness of our staff, Board, and the Thrive community, discovering and striving for meaning and personal connection within each acknowledgement.

Statement of Reconciliation
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