Saturday, July 1, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm: Welcome ceremony by C’Tasi:a/Geraldine Manson (Elder and knowledge keeper)
Drumming with Geraldine Manson & Elder Lolly Good
Followed by refreshments and family activities:
• Canada Day booklets
• Wildlife activities
• Guessing games
Geraldine will speak about the Sauliquum Tribes that came to Gabriola for thousands of years.
Gabriola Island is situated on the unceded land of the Snuneymuxw First Nations and Coast Salish Peoples. The creation of the Canadian state forced many nations off their traditional lands. Although Canada Day is a celebration for many, we would like to acknowledge that this day is a marker of colonialism.
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