Tsawaysia Spukwus (Alice Guss)
Start Time: 10:30 am Location: Main stage
Tsawaysia Spukwus has been an educator for over 20 years, including as Director Of Education for 2 Nations and as an employment counsellor in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Tsawaysia specializes in facilitating workshops and provide innovative learning opportunities for students. She covers topics like drum making, wool cedar bark weaving and cedar bark-along, drumming, singing, storytelling, sharing history/legends. She often gets participants dancing!
Graham E. Fuller
Start Time: 10:45 am Location: Main stage
Graham E.Fuller is a former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, a former senior political scientist at RAND, and a current adjunct professor of history at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of numerous books about the Middle East. He has lived and worked in the Muslim world for nearly two decades. He is also author of a memoir, "Three Truths and a Lie", about his adopted Korean son's death from drugs, and two novels, "Breaking Faith: a novel of espionage and an American's crisis of Conscience in Pakistan," and his latest: "Bear: A novel of the Great Bear Rainforest and Eco-violence.".
He will be talking about the global conditions that will be producing more refugees, the positive aspects of multiculturalism and community involvement.
Voices from our Community...You!
Start Time: 11:00 am Location: Storytelling tent
We will have the opportunity to learn by listening to our neighbours about their journeys to and around Canada. First Nations, new and long term immigrants, temporary workers, and international students will share their stories. This is an initiative to celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism in Squamish.
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