Events for the month of October 2017

Many thanks to Giselle Henry, Aboriginal Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council, who has volunteered to prepare a monthly listing of community events - many of which are related to Indigenous issues - from around the province that may be of interest to PSAC members. Here's the event listing for October.

For more information about the Sisters in Spirit Vigils which take place across the country on October 4th, visit www.nwac.ca

Prince Rupert

October 3, 2017- Take back the Highway- Missing and Murdered Women Feast and Vigil
Nishgc a`Hall (5:00 pm until 8:00pm) - for more information contact 250 627 8959

October 4th- Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Old Massett

Sisters in Spirit Vigil - The Haida Health Centre will be hosting a candlelight vigil and small supper at the Community Hall on October 4th

Dawson Creek

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Nawican Friendship Centre will be hosting a candle light vigil, moment of silence and speakers on October 4th, 2017 at 5PM.

Chase

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Neskonlith Indian Band will be hosting a march on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 6:30PM. The march will end in downtown Chase with a candlelight vigil.

Quesnel

October 07, 2017 and October 08, 2017 - Community Pow Pow - the 44th Annual Memorial Pow Wow Honoring Youth & Elder Matilda

Harrison Hot Springs

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Agassiz United Church Social Justice and Outreach Committee will be hosting a candlelight vigil at 7PM on October 4th, 2017. The vigil will take place at Agassiz United Church.

Hope

Sister and Spirit Vigil - A candlelight vigils and moment of silence will be held in Hope Memorial Park on October 4th, 2017 from 5PM – 7PM. This vigil is hosted by the Shxw’owhamel First Nation, the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Yale First Nation and the Hope and Area Transition Society.

Kelowna

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society in Kelowna, BC will be hosting a march on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 5PM. The march will include a moment of silence and bannock and stew will be provided. The Vigil begins at the Friendship Centre at 442 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC.

Oliver

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Osoyoos Indian Band will be hosting a vigil on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 5PM. The vigil will include a dinner, balloon release and speakers.

Penticton

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Okanagan Nation Emergency House and the First Nation Friendship Centre in Vernon will be hosting a dinner, vigil and march on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 5:30PM. The dinner will begin at 5:30PM followed by speakers and a candlelight vigil and march at 7:45PM.

Vernon

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Okanagan Indian Band will be hosting a gathering on October 4th, 2017 beginning at 12:00PM. The gathering will include speakers impacted by MMIWG, a moment of silence and singing.

Coquitlam

Sister and Spirit Vigil - Douglas College Coquitlam will be hosting a candlelight vigil on October 3rd, 2017 from 10 am – 2PM. The event will include a slideshow of the REDress project, actions for the community and promotion of ongoing actions to address MMIWG.

Vancouver

Sister and Spirit Vigil - The Allard Hall Law School of British Columbia, at UBC Vancouver, will be hosting a Candlelight vigil on October 4th 2017. The vigil will begin at 12:30PM and will include a moment of silence and traditional dancers.

Wild Salmon Caravan - The Caravan starts 10 a.m. Oct. 7 with a Rainbow Parade from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E. Hastings St.) on Coast Salish territories, then stops in Chilliwack on Sto:lo territories and Kamloops, Chase and the Adams River in Secwepemc lands.

New Westminister

Sister and Spirit Vigil - Douglas College New Westminister will be hosting a candlelight vigil on October 4th, 2017 from 10AM – 2PM. The event will include a slideshow of the REDress project, actions for the community and promotion of ongoing actions to address MMIWG.

Surrey

Sister and Spirit Vigil -The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre will be hosting a candlelight vigil and moment of silence at October 4th, 2017 from 2PM – 4PM.

Reclaiming our Womb with Candace Hill (Brown Bear Woman)
October 6, 2017 - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aboriginal Head Start Preschool, 14589 108 Ave Surrey, BC V3R 1V6

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Pow wow
The 5th annual KPU Powwow is happening on Saturday, October 14.
Join us for a celebration of culture and tradition, a dance competition, and traditional drumming.
The event is free and open to everyone

Agassiz area

October 20 to October 22, 2017 Sea Bird Indian Reserve
Kenkeknem & Steqoya Moytel 1st Annual Traditional Powwow
Friday Grand entry 7pm, Saturday Grand entry 1pm and 7pm, Sunday grand entry 12pm

Squamish

Annual Veterans Pow wow October  29, 2017
1 day Powwow 2017 at the Chief Joe Mathias Center- North Vancouver at 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Victoria

Sisters and Spirit Vigil - Bridges for Women, in Partnership with the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria are hosting a candlelight vigil on October 4th, 2017 in Victoria, BC. This vigil is for clients and staff of the Bridges, if you are interested in attending a vigil please see the Camosun College vigils at Interurban and Lansdowne campuses.

Sisters and Spirit Vigil - The Camosun College First Nations Student Association will be hosting a vigil at the Lansdowne Campus on October 4th 2017 at 11 AM. The vigil will include traditional Coast Salish ceremony and a moment of silence.

Nation Moose Hide Campaign, October 5 2017 “What if they used the moose hide to inspire men to become involved in the movement to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children?” Please join in a day of fasting -

Nanaimo

Sisters in Spirit Vigil - The Vancouver Island Student Union will be hosting a vigil on October 4th, 2017.

Courtney

Sisters in Spirit Vigil - The North Island Student Union will be hosting a candlelight vigil on October 4th, 2017 at 10AM. The vigil will take place in the campus Discovery Courtyard and will include Elder’s greetings and a moment of silence.

Giselle Henry
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