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Tse Tsa Watle Aboriginal Engagement Series: Former Chief Burt Charles and Mrs. Lavina Charles

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 07/20/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
RRU, LIC, Centre for Dialogue (4th floor)

Former Chief Burt Charles (Scia’New/Beecher Bay) and Mrs. Lavina Charles (Scia’New/Beecher Bay) have graciously accepted an invitation to lead the third of six Tse Tsa Watle sessions, to be held on Wed., July 20, from 12-2 p.m. They will be sharing their experiences of Chief Charles’ 40 years of service as a political leader, their role as elders in the community, Mrs. Charles’ work as a language teacher, the importance of family and place to First Nation’s identity, and what it was like to grow up in a world where Tse Tsa Watle (the principle of coming together in interdependence) simply was a fact of life.

Tse Tsa Watle is the name of this intercultural discussion group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month until October 2012. As the group grows and themes emerge, we are forming ourselves as an active learning community focused on finding ways to promote effective, respectful and ethical working relationships between Royal Roads University and First Nation communities in our area.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring your lunch -- tea and coffee will be served. The session will be taped and posted to the Aboriginal Relations site should you not be able to attend.

There is an opportunity to more formally participate in the action research component of this initiative. If you are interested in joining the Tse Tsa Watle Discussion Forum, please e-mail Virginia McKendry.