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RespectFEST 2017 Event - History of the First People Workshop: Contact

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Okanagan Regional Library

2800 30th Ave

Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2L8

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP - The Okanagan and other Interior Salish People and Early Contact with Newcomers

The focus of this presentation will be the changes experienced by the Okanagans as they interacted with the first
explorers, fur traders,trappers, missionaries, police, government agents, miners and others.
  • Changes to hunting practices with the introduction of guns
  • Changes to gathering practices with the loss of land - The gathering and sale of fur.
  • The role of Okanagan women; Country wives
  • Ownership
  • Colonization - residential schools, the Indian Act
  • Languages and spiritual practices banned
  • Patriarcy

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Mollie Bono, Okanagan-Similkameen, has a deep and personal understanding of the history of the Okanagan/Similkameen and other Interior Salish First Nations people which makes her an excellent choice for any group that is motivated to change or is willing to look within to succeed. She grew up in the Similkameen and has maintained strong ties with community and family members living in the Valley of the Eagles. Mollie has worked for the Okanagan Indian Band, School District #22 and the First Nations Friendship Centre in Vernon. She has been reelected for her third term as a Trustee for School District #22, has served as an Okanagan Band Council Member for her community at N’kamplqs, volunteers for a number of local groups and escapes from it all through travel and quiet time with her grandchildren.

Join Mollie in workshop number two: Contact, in a series of three workshops focused on the History of the First People.




This project is funded in part of the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.




ABOUT THE VENUE

This workshop will take place in the meeting room at the Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon Branch.

The meeting room is located on the main floor of the library just off the foyer. Street parking and parking under the library in the parkade is available. Carpooling and taking transit are both encouraged.

Many thanks to the Okanagan Regional Library for generously donating the space for this workshop.


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