Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flight-Seeing Hesquiaht Territory

“We went on a trip with Atleo Air. We flew over the reserve and we stopped at Hesquiaht Lake. We went over the mountains and we were so close. I think that was my favorite part. One group saw orcas … Continue reading

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A Year at Hesquiaht Place of Learning

  Over the next few weeks we are going to post some of the great things the students have been up to – in, out and around the school this year!   CULTURAL STUDIES Apart from listening to Elders speak … Continue reading

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Thank-you to Patrick Charleson Jr

Once again, many thanks to Patrick Charleson Jr or Grandpa Pat, for taking the time and effort to visit the school and speak with the students. It was greatly appreciated by all, and we all learnt much from your words. … Continue reading

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I Call Them My Medicine Ay

“I’m proud now that I’ve dealt with my Residential school and how I feel about white people in general. Because I grew up hating white people. Because of how it was. I had sugar shakers broken on my head. I … Continue reading

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Grandpa

“And I used to say when we would go to workshops for Residential school and we had to go around the table, and I’d say…I heard the most beautiful word today, a word I never heard in Residential school…”Grandpa”. That’s … Continue reading

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Look After Your Family

“I’d say to them that always keep your head up, be proud of who you are, be proud to be Indian, not because somebody says “…you’re Indian” [as an insult], like we were. Be proud of…be who you are, and … Continue reading

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Coming Home

“The best thing for our kids here is going home to their parents, going home every night to their parents. We never had that. Ten months of the year we were gone. So we…I didn’t know [how to be a … Continue reading

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