Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We could call it Peace!!


There's a name for separation
There's a name for first and last
When it's all for us or nothing
For me the name is past
But there's still time to turn around
And make all hatred cease
And give a name to all the future
And we could call it peace

Read more: John Denver - The Peace Poem Lyrics | MetroLyrics



We could call it Peace!!


And when the papers all were signed
And a million copies made
They all joined hands and bowed their heads
And grateful prayers were prayed
And the people in the streets below
Were dancing round and round
And guns and swords and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground

Last night I had the strangest dream
I ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Against The Current - Apr 5- 12pm - Intercultural Day

Against the Current: Our Intercultural Journey of Reconciliation

  
Artist-Luke Navrot


Langara College's Aboriginal Community Development class is putting on an intercultural day to celebrate diversity and bring up the important topic of reconciliation. The day will include: food, speakers, dancers, and many different fun activities!
More information coming soon!
Please RSVP.
We hope to see you there.

Kid Friendly
Free Admission



Friday, March 17, 2017

Our #NationalCircle Action

To everyone but ESPECIALLY  all youth I send love and light and hope to inspire.

Today I took my daughter to my class and it's a wonderful opportunity to use this as an example of #NationalCircle





This class is a very special class.

We call it Carving4Reconciliation but it's actual name started out as the
Aboriginal Reconciliation Carving Cohort at Langara College.

Under the very careful and wise guidance of Aaron Nelson Moody ( also known by his Squamish name Tawx’sin Yexwulla which translates to Splashing Eagle http://splashingeagle.ca/ ) we have learned to create our own knives and carve small carvings. Along the way we have learned many teachings about safety, respect, traditions, residential schools, ...it's been a journey. We have been on a canoe ride. Soon our journey together will be over.

As well we have be blessed with the presence and wisdom of  Shane Pointe- Knowledge Keeper-*Elder-Wise One 

Shane Pointe, Musqueam Elder - Knowledge Keeper/Elder in Residence, Vancouver School Board
 If you have not heard him speak, you must. Listen!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i8XL54pf0A

 Justin Wilson has also been a huge part of this experience and together between, Aaron, Shane, Justin and my 18 classmates we have been on one heck of a journey. We've shared a roller coaster of emotion but good things are coming out of it. We are all growing, healing and learning from each other and a truly amazing experience is the result.



This is what we have been working on.


Now, together the class of 18 is carving 2 red cedar panels. The cedar trees used to create the panels were approx 500+ years old. I believe that in itself is sacred.

People from all walks of life coming together to be apart of this amazing journey, I believe that is sacred  in it's own right too.

Carving and completing panels honoring the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the Children of the residential schools, and the Survivors is sacred.

Check out my blogspost on my related blog.
https://mylangaratrccarvingjourney.blogspot.ca/2017/03/weve-started-carving-red-cedar-panels.html



Since Sept. 2016 I have learned to carve.
This is some of what I have created.

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017
Title: Women & Children are Sacred

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017


Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017

Photo & Carving by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017
This isn't finished, I need to put little v-cuts in the collar area to make it look fluffy!

So I hope I inspired you on this day of the #NationalCircle. 
Sending out love and light to you all!