Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation.

Growing up Squamish: An Aboriginal cultural day for Coastal staff

The Aboriginal Health team invite staff from the Coastal Community of Care to join us in a rich and immersive cultural experience at Squamish Nation with Chief Ian Campbell on Wednesday March 15 from 10:30 am – 3 pm.

As the Aboriginal health team works with staff to improve patient care for Aboriginal patients and residents, they will be providing many opportunities for staff to learn and participate in in-person workshops, online training, activities and experiences such as this day long cultural journey and storytelling.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Squamish Nation on this event. It’s a wonderful opportunity for VCH staff to learn and experience First peoples culture and traditions that have existed since a time immemorial,” says Shawna Duncan, Aboriginal Health Strategic Lead.

The day is open to staff from all disciplines and in all departments who would like to learn more about local First peoples’ ways. There will be drumming, singing and storytelling as well as lunch for attendees.

This event will take place in the longhouse so please wear warm and comfortable clothing. It’s best to bring a blanket to sit on.

Where: Seymour Longhouse, 320 Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver

When: Wednesday, March 15 – 10:30 to 3 p.m

Growing Up Squamish is a free event for staff, but seats are limited. Please register through CCRS.

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