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

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Okanagan Regional Library

2800 30th Ave

Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2L8

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP - Understanding and responding to the fallout of colonization, loss of land and resources

This final presentation will help community members and service providers gain a better understanding of
why reconciliation is so important for all of us. We need to understand and recognize the many triggers that
Okanagans and other Interior Salish people face everyday as they interact with non-Indigenous community members
and the various systems that impact their day to day lives ( social services, schools, police, courts, health, etc. )
This presentation will provide opportunities for dialogue, questioning and the acknowledgement of our true history.
We can also make commitments for future healing as true allies and caretakers of the Earth.


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 three: Post-Contact, in a series of three workshops focused on the History of the First People.


Lunch will be provided for attendees of this event.




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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