Chet wa telnexw / Skúlmin’lhkalh / We are learning together.
Beginning this fall the Sea to Sky community is invited to join the Squamish Líl’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) and Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) for an immersive course in Indigenous cultural awareness and connection through the lens ofSkwxwú7mesh and Lílwat7últo peoples. These learning sessions will serve as the catalyst for change in Truth and Reconciliation in the Sea to Sky community. Available for all community members at no cost, these learning sessions begin on October 6th, will be 6 hours in duration, and include traditional local indigenous foods for lunch. Sessions will be held monthly until February 2023 at the SLCC and are limited in capacity, so early registration is recommended.
“This series of learning sessions is coming to life through funds WCSS applied for and received from the Heritage BC 150 Time Immemorial Grant Program. We are grateful for this funding and the opportunity to work with the entire team at the SLCC on bringing this to fruition in the community” says WCSS Executive Director, Jackie Dickinson. This coming together of 2 of Whistler’s foremost community non profits is additionally supported by the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. “This is truly a community team project, and the SLCC is delighted to curate the important curriculum and to play host to the community as we move forward together on our journey of Truth and Reconciliation. We recognize everyone is at different stages of this journey and we are honoured to create a safe space for learning and understanding to create stronger relations for all community members” states Heather Paul, Executive Director of the SLCC.
More information and registration are available online at http://slcc.ca/cultural-awareness.