Monday, June 22, 2015

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day June 23 + 25


Join members of the Douglas College community to celebrate National Aboriginal Day! Events are planned at both campuses this week and everyone is invited.

New Westminster Campus - Tuesday, June 23


10:40-11:40am
Aboriginal Gathering Place
Bannock Workshop

  • Learn how to cook bannock and taste your creation afterwards. Great with jam.

11:30am-2:30pm
DSU building
Bannock and burgers

12:30-3pm
Concourse
Entertainment and info

  • Singer—Fara Palmer & the Sister Clan (12:30‐1:15pm)
  • #notyourstereotype campaign booth
  • Truth and Reconciliation info booth
8:30am-5pm
Room 2201
Documentary screenings

  • 8:40‐9:25am: It’s Time! ‐ Challenges Canadians with this reality: if we don't improve our relationship with Aboriginal people, we will cripple our economy. 45 minutes.
  • 9:30‐10am: Pow Wow ‐ Explains the powwow's evolution from the age of the buffalo hunt and warrior societies to the more social event it is today. 25 minutes.
  • 10:15‐11:45am: Smoke Signals ‐ A humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as "trying to forgive his father." The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world. 90 minutes.
  • 12‐1pm: Potlatch: A Strict Law Bids Us Dance ‐ Presents the history of the conflict between the Canadian government and the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Pacific over the ritual of the Potlatch. 55 minutes.
  • 1:15‐2pm: A Tribe of One ‐ A documentary about a BC woman who learned that she was a member of the New Westminster First Nation after believing she was Chinese and French. 40 minutes.
  • 2:15‐3pm: In the Land of War Canoes ‐ The plot concerns the efforts of a young man, Motana, son of a great chief, to obtain a bride and how he is thwarted by a wicked sorcerer. 45 minutes.
  • Repeat of movies

Coquitlam Campus - Thursday, June 25

11:45am
A1061
Bannock and clam chowder
(served as long as supplies last)

10:40am-11:40am
A1230
Bannock Workshop

  • Learn how to cook bannock and taste your creation afterwards. Great with jam

12:30-3pm
A/B Atrium
Entertainment and info

  • Singer—Fara Palmer & the Sister Clan (12:30‐1:15pm)
  • #notyourstereotype campaign booth
  • Truth and Reconciliation info booth

8:30am-5pm
A1470
Documentary screenings

  • 8:40‐9:25am: It’s Time! ‐ Challenges Canadians with this reality: if we don't improve our relationship with Aboriginal people, we will cripple our economy. 45 minutes.
  • 9:30‐10am: Pow Wow ‐ Explains the powwow's evolution from the age of the buffalo hunt and warrior societies to the more social event it is today. 25 minutes.
  • 10:15‐11:45am: Smoke Signals ‐ A humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as "trying to forgive his father." The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world. 90 minutes.
  • 12‐1pm: Potlatch: A Strict Law Bids Us Dance ‐ Presents the history of the conflict between the Canadian government and the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Pacific over the ritual of the Potlatch. 55 minutes.
  • 1:15‐2pm: A Tribe of One ‐ A documentary about a BC woman who learned that she was a member of the New Westminster First Nation after believing she was Chinese and French. 40 minutes.
  • 2:15‐3pm: In the Land of War Canoes ‐ The plot concerns the efforts of a young man, Motana, son of a great chief, to obtain a bride and how he is thwarted by a wicked sorcerer. 45 minutes.
  • Repeat of movies

For more information, please contact Dave Seaweed: seaweedd@douglascollege.ca