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Laud Mother Earth

Can you see AC/DC, CCR, or Madame Butterfly live on stage right here in Powell River? No. But you can get pretty close. The tribute band BC/DC will rock Dwight Hall (April 30), Completely Creedence will storm the Evergreen (April 16), and the Met Opera will take on Madame Butterfly - streamed live to the Max Cameron (April 2).

Plan your dream domicile at the second annual Home + Garden show at the Hap Parker Arena (April 29 & 30. See story, Page 31.) Learn to cultivate mushrooms at Radical Mycology (April 8 & 9) and get inspired to make over your wardrobe at the e-couture Wearable Art Fashion Show (April 30).

On Earth Month, you don’t just show up for the parties - you gotta bring a gift for the planet too. Start by ditching plastics for the month - a challenge bookended by film screenings on April 3 and April 29 (with costumes). On April 30, spend the morning disposing of crap at the Trash Bash, and purchasing new-to-you treasures at the Reuse-a-thon. And more!

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An events section so bombastic, The Donald would approve.

ways to walk a little closer with Tla’amin

At midnight on April 4, Tla’amin Chief and Council will pass laws creating a new independent nation. Want to feel the excitement and learn a bit more?

April Events

1. Visit the new Totem Poles and Tla’amin lands

On April 9, the six poles created for Governance House will be raised. The public is invited to see them anytime afterwards. Grab an Indian Taco at Tla’amin Convenience, and walk the Tla’amin seawalk, too.

2. Attend Written as I Remember It: the play

Elder Elsie Paul’s book of cultural teachings and memoirs has become a play starring students from all SD47 schools. It will hit the Max Cameron stage on June 21, with a dress rehearsal at Willingdon Beach on the same day. Tickets are available this month at Brooks, for $20 each.

3. Go online

See sliammonfirstnation.com for a crash course in treaty.

4. Take an audio walk

These 20-minute walks, curated by artist Megan Dulcie Dill require a cell phone and headphones. At projectartpr.wordpress. com, find walks at Willingdon Beach Trail, Willingdon Creek Trail, Valentine Mountain, the Townsite and the Sea Walk. They include archaeology, history, and local voices.

5. Hit the Library

Find Neh Motl Newspaper; Sliammon Life, Sliammon Lands by Dorothy Kennedy; Written as I Remember It by Elsie Paul; and a full set of the Mink stories and more.

6. Book The Blanket Exercise

Tla’amin cultural worker Devin Pielle offers an engaging, interactive workshop that introduces Tla’amin and general First Nations history and issues. dpielle@gmail.com.

7. Experience May Day at James Thomson

The annual celebration – this year on May 20 – features the Coast Salish National Anthem; a Kindergarten friendship dance with button blankets; Tla’amin flag bearers in the parade; an Oolichan dance, and much more.

8. Learn the language

On CJMP, Devin Pielle presents the Tla’amin Word of the Day weekends at 7 am, 1 pm and 5 pm. Weekdays, she’s on at 6 am, 9 am and 11 am. The Sliammon app on your cell phone offers a bilingual dictionary and phrasebook. First Voices offers online Tla’amin language learning at www.firstvoices.com/ en/Sliammon. If you’re lucky enough to be a student in SD47 schools, you’re learning it in class!

9. Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

On Tuesday, June 21, there will be a celebration at Willingdon Beach. Watch for other events coming soon.

10. Visit the Museum

The Powell River Historical Museum has a Tla’amin exhibit entry by donation.

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Powell River Living April 2016  

Powell River Living's April edition looks at the implementation of the Tla'amin Treaty and totem pole carving. There's also a feature about...

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