Thanks Giving for Harvest or Celebration of Colonial Conquest?

The first official, annual Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated on 6 November 1879, though Indigenous peoples in Canada have a history of celebrating the fall harvest that predates the arrival of European settlers. Potlatches and celebratory feasts were often held to celebrate a large hunt or harvest. Seasonal in nature, they were fluid events that … More Thanks Giving for Harvest or Celebration of Colonial Conquest?

Ahousaht in Bloom

Last fall I received a Neighbourhood Small Grant for a flower planting project in the village of Ahousaht. This spring, the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, the organization who awarded the grants in our region, was given a grant of their own to film the results of the grants within our area. I was asked to attend … More Ahousaht in Bloom