Date: April 27, 2011
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
With the financial support of the Immigrant Integration Branch of the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, AMSSA hosted an e-symposium to kick start the discussion on how immigrant settlement service providers can introduce immigrants to First Nations and Aboriginal culture, history, issues, and peoples. Many thanks to our presenters for sharing their time and knowledge with us.
Welcome and Introduction. Timothy Welsh, Program Director, AMSSA
Welcome & Song – Maurice – Latash Nahanee, Squamish First Nation
Reflections on Sharing Culture and Advice for Non-Aboriginal Organizations – Wade Grant, Musqueam First Nation
Creating a Legacy of Celebrating our Aboriginal Culture with Newcomers to Canada: Sharing Ancestral Teachings – Pat Christie, Abbotsford Community Services
Shhweenustham ‘u tu Quw’utsun Hwulmuhw: The People of the Warm Land Welcome You – Ray Anthony, Cowichan Intercultural Services