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?
I’ve written and deleted a few posts today. They all seemed to whiny. I am not sure what is with the funk I am feeling today. Something in the air I guess. I’m probably still just frustrated that the mountain of laundry back at home STILL has not been folded and put away! I also … More Our Homesteading Dream
If you live in Canada, you have likely heard the word “reconciliation” thrown around a lot in the past few years. Some nod their head in agreement, others scoff with derision. “It wasn’t me”, they say. “Why should I atone for things other people did?” Because that is what reconciliation is. To reconcile, you need … More Reconciliation in a Colonial World
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