On April 26 at 7 p.m. Friends of the Salmon River presents will present their final online instalment of their winter speaker series: From the Heiltsuk Nation: Combating climate change and colonialism through land-based healing and education online with Jess Housty.
Learn also about the unique geography and history of Bella Bella in the Central Coast region of British Columbia and about Bella Bella as a community.
Housty (Háust̓i) is a mother, writer and land-based educator who lives in her unceded ancestral homelands in Bella Bella. She can teach a lot about social and environmental justice.
Housty is the executive director of Qqs (Eyes) Projects Society, a Heiltsuk charitable non-profit that supports their youth and families through community and cultural programming. She is active in community organizing and food systems resiliency.
This presentation promises to be a fascinating glimpse of how Indigenous people are re-claiming their valuable heritage through the eyes of an energetic speaker.
This is the seventh and final event in the online Winter Speaker Series 2021/22 co-hosted by Friends of the Salmon River and Friends of the Napanee River.