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THE STORY OF A HERITAGE MANOR HOUSE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND BY VALERIE GREEN Step back in time and listen to the walls talk as Valerie Green describes a total different world through almost ten decades in the life of Dunmora, a heritage manor house on the Saanich Peninsula. Built in 1922, Dunmora has hosted many…
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A TEXTBOOK HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY PIA RUSSELL Through an exploration of textbooks used in BC schools (1871-1921), this talk explores the common myths and omissions included in these early historical narratives written for children. It will explore the historical textbook representations of Indigenous peoples and cultures and what this means in the context…
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LIVING BETWEEN INDIGENOUS AND WHITE IN THE FRASER VALLEY BY JEAN BARMAN Jean Barman explores the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and white descendants faced, with a focus on her good friend Irene Kelleher. Kelleher was the fist BC woman of Indigeneous heritage to be awarded a teaching certificate. She taught throughout BC including remote…
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