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20 Jun

Frog Leaf & Licorice Fern: Indigenous Plants of Spapayeq

[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='25' up='' down=''] For thousands of years, the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations have lived in the territory now known as Vancouver. The Pacific Northwest of North America is well-known to be an abundant region, offering its inhabitants remarkable wealth and resources that made them wealthy with life supporting riches. One source of those riches is the extraordinary plant life that exists here, on the land, and in the waters of the ocean and lakes. These plants, while not a significant part of modern diets or medicinal methods, grow all around us, and were used as everyday...

19 Mar

Artists Against Pipeline Expansion Fundraiser | March 18, 2017

Artists Against Pipeline Expansion held their first (inaugural) event at the Russian Hall in Strathcona last night (March 18, 2017). Local and international musicians and poets performed to raise money for the legal cases the Tsleil-Waututh and Coldwater Nations are filing against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. The event was mc'd by Renae Morisseau, a singer, musician, actress, and activist and member of M'Girl Music, and Aboriginal women's ensemble. Nearly 200 people came to the hall to hear speakers and performers voice their opposition to the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion the extends from Edmonton, Alberta, across British Columbia and the Fraser...