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Indigenous Literature and History Course UPDATED
By Val A Lynn
Posted on 9/3/2021 3:00 PM

BHS to Fund Course on Indigenous Literature and History in the Fall

Please check out updated info below in RED.

“We all inherited this. Nobody today created residential schools, nobody today created the Indian Act, nobody today created the “Sixties Scoop”, but we all inherited it and we just have to acknowledge that people are healing and people are hurting. Let's do something about it!”  - Chief Delorme, Cowessess First Nation.

The Brock House Society respects and understands the above compelling statement, recently expressed by Chief Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. As Canada comes to grips with the darkness in its past, Brock House wants to do its part to promote healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples. One of the most effective ways to do that is through education - acknowledging our past and appreciating how that affects our present and our future.


That being said, Brock House Society is proud to announce that, beginning in September, we will be offering an eight-week course on “Indigenous Literature and History”, presented by Langara College lecturer, Jill Goldberg. Jill will collaborate with Indigenous Elders from the Musqueam, Squamish and Sechelt Nations, who are knowledge keepers and survivors of Canada’s Indian residential school system. Through storytelling, they will explore the meaning of land and language, as well as the ongoing impacts of residential schooling and other colonial policies.  This course will be fully funded by Brock House, as your board wants to make it accessible to all of our members.


Mark your calendars now: the course will be presented live on Zoom on Tuesday afternoons, starting on September 14th from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. It will also be recorded so subsequently will be available to members on the Brock House website anytime. Registration is required, and after you have registered, further information will be provided including Zoom login details and readings from the (required) text book*. (etc.)  Stay tuned!

*The course book "Read, Listen, Tell" is available to purchase at the UBC Book Store. If you want to access a free copy from the Vancouver Public Library!

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