Indigenous spiritual and cultural resource person Sharon Pasula and an elder from the Chinese community taking part in the smudging ceremony. Suzanne Gross
Performers from the Chinese community. Suzanne Gross
On July 15, over 120 people from local Chinese and Indigenous communities came together to share histories, stories, and culture, explored through ceremony, historical presentations, cultural activities, and intercultural sharing circles. Participants from the sharing circles reflected that this was a moving event, they learned a lot, and want to do more of these gatherings. Chinese elders participated in the smudging ceremony and mini round dance, eager to learn more about Indigenous rights and culture. There were people of mixed Chinese and Indigenous backgrounds, couples, and friends.
More about the event is archived with July/August issue at bmcnews.org. The following Our McCauley event was on August 17. Look for a feature about it on the website with the current issue.