Cultural Affairs & Heritage – November 2017

Cemetery Beautification Project
Toba Inlet and Squirrel Cove

You many have noticed earlier this fall, wooden stakes placed in the Squirrel Cove Cemetery. These markers are the result of an underground penetrating radar survey that helped identify ancestors buried in the cemetery but not visible from the surface. Ninety-eight sites were located adding to the 168 graves already noted. A similar project was undertaken at Toba Inlet Cemetery where forty-two ancestors were identified.

Ancestor Returns
November 29th Chief & Council will visit the Museum of Vancouver to bring home an ancestor who was removed from the community many years ago.

Join us at 11:00am on November 30th for the burial in Squirrel Cove.

Lunch to follow the service.

Visit by BC Archives
Retrieving photos, newspapers and recordings at the BC Archives just got a whole lot easier! A recent shift in policy now means anyone self-identifying as First Nations can access the collection free of charge! Folks from the BC Archives will be visiting Klahoose on January 17th to discuss the initiative. Please mark your calendar and join us for the session – lunch to follow.

Tribal Journeys News….
In these cold windy days of winter, it’s hard to get excited about tribal journeys. With less than 250 days until we put our canoe in the water however, the time for planning is now!

hoga ap̓ɛθot – Get Yourself Ready
Planning Meeting & Lunch
Klahoose Multi-Purpose Building
November 20. 2017 @ 11:00am
Join us as we talk about the highlights of the 2017 Journey and some of the activities we have planned for this year. There will be a review of all the areas where support is needed, as well as some of the training that will be offered later this spring.

Safety Talk & Deep Water Training
Squirrel Cove: May 17.2018
Hosted by Klahoose First Nation
Details for our safety day are still being sorted. Please watch this space in upcoming newsletters for more information.

Awaken the Canoes
Squirrel Cove to Forbes Bay: May 18-20.2018
Hosted by Klahoose First Nation
Mark your calendar and be sure to join us as we welcome all canoe families for the first pull of the season!

Pull to Puyallup
Puyallup: July 28 – August 2. 2018
Hosted by Puyallup Tribe of Washington State
Departing in mid-July, our canoe will travel down the coast of Vancouver Island to Puget Sound for the annual Tribal Journeys.

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