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National Indigenous People’s Day 2018
The Mayne Island Library and Mayne Island School, with guidance from John Aitken, will be holding an event to acknowledge National Indigenous People’s Day (formerly National Aboriginal Day) on Thursday, June 21st in the gymnasium at the school.
The event will start at 11:30 am and will include a traditional lunch served by the school students; the announcement of the 2018 Mayne Island Reads title; a chance to view the students’ work on First Nations history and people. Starting at 12:45, the students and community members will be lead through the Blanket Exercise by a facilitator from the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation.
What is the Blanket exercise? A teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
For more information on the Blanket Exercise, go to: www.kairosblanketexercise.org
Galiano Library Presents:
Meet the Author: Charles Kahn – Hiking the Gulf Islands of BC.
Charles Kahn, of Salt Spring Island, has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over 30 yrs. and published numerous travel articles and books. Harbour Publishing has recently published the 4th edition: revised and updated 2018 edition of Hiking the Gulf Islands. Charles, an active hiker and paddler, spends many volunteer hours working for various island organizations. One of his chief interests involves trail development.
Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.
Event partnered by Galiano Library and the Galiano Island Bookstore.