April 16, 2018 – Trip to K’omoks Fishing Weirs w/ Lynn Swift

It was a brisk, stormy Monday but our students braved the elements (& did not complain about the weather or being wet and cold once) for a fascinating and informative workshop about traditional K’omoks fishing weirs, led by the wonderful Lynn Swift. We learned about traditional fishing techniques for salmon and herring, as well as the history of the weirs and how they were used. Emmylou also had a nice time prancing about the beach. Thank you Lynn and Lelaina for an informative & enjoyable afternoon!

 

January 24-25, 2018 – Winter Wellness Overnight Trip @ Mt Washington

On January 24th the Nala’atsi crew headed out for our first overnight trip of the year to the Vancouver Island Mountain Center at Mt Washington. We were joined by several Vanier students, as well as Mavis Aubichon, Daryle Mills, and Alex Jules. After some entertaining ice-breaker activities, Mavis led us through a fantastic Medicine Wheel teaching. Then we feasted, played board games, cards, and charades, and watched movies. The next morning we greeted the day in a talking circle led by Mavis, had a delicious pancake breakfast, and then headed out snowshoeing in perfect conditions (so much new snow!) Thank you to Bobbie for organizing the trip and securing the grant! Also, a special thanks to Mavis, Daryle, and Alex for helping make the trip such a success.

November 30, 2017 – Trip to Campbell River Museum

The Nala’atsi crew headed to Campbell River on the Bobbie Bailer Bus for a guided tour of the Campbell River Museum, followed by some time to explore the different exhibits and then a delicious lunch. The First Nations exhibit was nothing short of stunning, and our students loved the mask presentation in particular. Thank you Bobbie and the Campbell River Museum for a fantastic experience!