The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg, Sept 27/28 in Victoria BC.

The Raptures of Distress by Dr Stanley K Freiberg September 27/28 in Victoria BC I attended Voices from the Four Directions  last year and remarked on the quality, not only of the work but also of  the assembled group of readers and singers, all artists and teachers well-known in the Victoria arts community. It was a most pleasant evening to benefit a local charity. Director Naomi Simpson has once again worked with Dr Stanley K Freiberg, a … [Read more...]

From the Heart: enter into the journey of reconciliation. July 10 – 27th 2013.

I grew up in Ucluelet on the traditional lands of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, but it wasn’t until I was in Grade 5 or 6 that the first aboriginal students joined us at the local elementary school. The nearby residential school (called Christie or Kakawis) on MearesIsland was the last such school to close in BC in 1983.  So, why did I think it had closed when I was 11 or 12 (in the mid-60s)? Our settler’s memory can be very selective, even … [Read more...]