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FREE Indigenous Garden Salmon Dinner Workshops

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The Ministry funding will allow us to host three hour-long dinner workshops in April 2018 for Students, Staff, Faculty and Administration.

These free salmon dinner, hour long workshops will take place in the Aboriginal Gathering Place at 5:30 p.m. all 3 nights.

They are open to all Students, Staff, Faculty and Administration and your families.

We are accepting RSVP’s up to day’s end on April 13th, for a total of 50 people per night.

Our Elder, Millie McComber, will be facilitating the workshop on April 25th. 

Verna Miller, President of the International Society of Ethnobiology and member of the Nlakapamux First Nation, will be presenting on her experience in growing up with her grandparents and how in University taking ethnobotany courses brought back memories from childhood. Verna will also speak to the work the International Society of Ethnobiology which has focused on ethics and Indigenous Intellectual Knowledge and Property Rights. This interactive presentation will also explore the relationships between Indigenous/Traditional communities and with researchers and the academy.

Verna will be facilitating both the April 17th and 18th workshops.

​In 2017, the Ministry of Advanced Education created funding for Aboriginal programs. One of the projects that we created was to install an Indigenous Garden at the New Westminster campus, which was completed in the F​all 2017, adjacent to the Aboriginal Gathering Place.

The Indigenous Garden will have  plants used traditionally for culture and ceremony such as sweetgrass, tobacco, and kinnikinnick. The planting will include a ceremony led by an Elder for students, faculty and staff. The garden space will be used for teaching, co-curricular educational and ceremonial purposes. This will allow visitors and users to learn about the partnership of Indigenous plants and their meaning and purpose and allow us to reap traditional tobacco to gift to our Elders and special guest speakers.

Have questions about FREE Indigenous Garden Salmon Dinner Workshops? Contact Dave Seaweed

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Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
Room: Aboriginal Gathering Place - S4650
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5

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