Join us for an evening of stories and music from your North Shore neighbours. Hear about belonging and missed connection, vulnerability and courage. Experience friendship and humanity across cultures.
Hosted by Veena Sood
With a musical performance by Rhythm ‘n Roots – a joyful, adventurous and soulful community choir who sings and grooves with global tunes.
- Raised on the Capilano Reserve in North Vancouver, Faye is a member of the Squamish Nation. She is the youngest daughter of the late Chief Simon Baker (Khot-la-cha) and Emily Baker and moved off reserve in the 1970s when she was married. With her background in Education, she is now retired and a First Nations (FN) Elder Advisor for developing successful FN training programs on the North Shore.
- Originally from Peru, immigrated to Canada in 1975, Gladys is an active retiree volunteering at various community organizations with her work experience in health industry.
- Nilu is a devoted third year student at Capilano University majoring in Early Childhood Education and also one of the youngest members of North Shore Optimist Club.
Reeva Billy & Michael Billy, as a sibling storytelling pair
- Reeva’s ancestral name is Sialtinot (nickname: Sialia). Her ancestral name spans 7 generations back in her family. She is of the Squamish, Yale, and Nuxalk peoples, and has lived on the unceded territory of the Squamish people. She is in her third year at UBC, and is studying First Nations and Indigenous Studies, and Anthropology.
- Michael’s ancestral name is Stolta.ken, and his name goes back eight generations. He is a student at the University of British Columbia. He is from the Squamish Nation and a son of current Chief, Mike Sr.
Sam Seward (Bio, coming soon)
We are grateful to host this community event on the traditional, unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Peoples.
The North Shore Multicultural Society | Centre for Diversity and Innovation | North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership* |Presentation House Theatre | North Van City Library | West Van Memorial Library
Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada & Heritage Canada
*NSIIP is made up of 30+ North Shore organizations supporting this event. Visit nsiip.ca for a full partners list.
Note: The event images are from Weaving Our Humanity, 2016.