Saturday, June 22, 2019

VSB Legacy Carving Project-Happy Indigenous Peoples Day Everyone

Well hellooooo!

It has definitely been a while. I have contemplated shutting down this blog, so much has changed since I started it. We can discuss that later but for now here is the reason I felt compelled to ACT!

One of the things I hear is a lot of talk but see very little ACTION! Yesterday I saw action. I witnessed a wonderful inspiring ceremony of de-colonization and a small step in the right direction.

I am not going to say much more please look at the photos and watch the video. Sorry it is lacking a lot of credits but I wanted to share it while it is fresh.

For Information about the Legacy Project please visit this link

https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Learning/Indigenous_Education/Indigenous_Events/Legacy%20Carving%20Project/Pages/default.aspx









Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2019


Read More Here- Legacy Carving Project
https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Learning/Indigenous_Education/Indigenous_Events/Legacy%20Carving%20Project/Pages/default.aspx


Legacy Carving Project

VSBLegacy
In honour of truth and reconciliation, the District partnered with local Indigenous artists to bring one 44-foot Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures to the Education Centre.  A collection of three poles together is a national first for a public school.
Recognizing that the District is on the traditional unceded territory of Indigenous land, we wanted to acknowledge the important role the Indigenous culture plays by installing these three poles. Carved out of 300 to 500 year-old cedar logs, the poles are a reminder of the District’s connection to the First peoples, the Musqueam nation whose unceded lands the Education Centre resides as well as, the surrounding nations of the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Coast Salish peoples and the urban indigenous community.
On June 21, 2019, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the District will publicly unveil the Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures. Please join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Education Centre (1580 West Broadway, Vancouver) or stream the ceremony live at Legacy - Live Broadcast Part 1 and Part 2.  Witness the unveiling ceremony and cultural teachings of Indigenous drummers and singers.
We’re carving a legacy for current and future VSB students #VSBLegacy

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I'm baaaaaaaack!!!

Hi Kids!
So I took a break! I really needed it. We went to Mexico for 5 months. I called it my healing journey and my daughter's cultural journey. We had a great time. Well there were some bumps. There are always bumps.

You can check it all out here if you weren't following us.
http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.mx/

and if you like Instagram well you can check out all the photos I posted under #AdventurezInMexico

So I am going to take it slow and easy. So proud to see everyone at the #ProtecttheInlet last week. I couldn't make it, I was staying out in Mission but I tweeted everything I could.

Check out the rainbow I saw on my way out to Mission last week. There was even a rainbow in my hair. Ha! Ha! Goofed up the selfie but it actually turned out.

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2018

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2018

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2018

Check out this beautiful eagle I saw the other day. I felt really blessed. He/She was up in the big tree looking down, watching over me. It was a powerful sign to me, they both are, rainbows-hope, eagles - ancestors watching over me.

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2018

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2018
Well I am going to keep this short and sweet. Hope all is well in your world. Sending out lots of love and light.

Take care of yourselves. If there is one thing I learned in the last year but especially last five months. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first. You can't help anyone unless you are healthy and happy. So that what we did. I went to a beautiful place and took care of myself and my kid and re-focused.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Let's house people, NOT CARS!!!



Time for that Empty Condo contest. Let's house people before cars okay.
Where is humanity. Please go visit the DTES, may the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future visit you and shake some sense into you!

https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2016/03/vancouver-empty-condo-lottery.html