Child: What did the Kwakwaka’wakw people do for Christmas?
Mother: Not so long ago, before the non-native people came to this land, our people spent a lot of the year traveling around...
January 3, 2011 by Kathleen Westergaard Under ceremony, first nations, kathleen westergaard, Kwakwaka’wakw, potlatch, tradition Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on What Did The Kwakwaka’wakw Do For Christmas?
Where First Nations people are included as equals and supported in contributing to everyone’s well being;
Where schools work to teach everyone, not just aboriginal students, to understand...
November 8, 2010 by Kathleen Westergaard Under aboriginal, community, culture, education, equality, federal, first nations, funding, history, native, racism Posted in MINDFUL LIVING, PONDERING | Comments Off on I dream of a community…
I had my children later in life after years of looking for love and happiness in all the wrong places. Back then, the doors of the world were all open to me. I was unencumbered and...
September 6, 2010 by Kathleen Westergaard Under children, teachers, westergaard Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on My Children, My Teachers.
I arrived at Village Island with the Campbell River Adventure Club. We all wanted to experience the great outdoors and explore the mystery of this historic site. The place was stunningly...
April 29, 2010 by Kathleen Westergaard Under first nations, SPIRIT Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on When Ancient Spirits Dream
The potlatch is an incredibly intricate and fascinating set of rituals through which the values, beliefs and culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw and other west coast First Nations are shared. ...
March 6, 2010 by Kathleen Westergaard Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
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