Recent Pemberton Museum NewsShare
Flyback Fridays - Mt. Currie Schools - Saving Lil'wat Language and Culture - short version
Welcome to Flyback Fridays - a glimpse into Pemberton’s past! This season we will bring you stories and videos from Tea & Tales and our video archives over the last decade that highlight Pioneer life and the resiliency of early settlers and First Nations. We will also share videos and stories that show how local residents have responded to emergencies and challenges in the past, illustrating the power of community ties through all kinds of difficulties – yesterday and today.
This week we feature a short excerpt of the 2017 Tea & Tales presentation by Mámaya7 (Lois Joseph) and Tsínay̓a7 (Georgina Nelson), who told the story of how Mt.Currie schools were established to ensure Lil’wat children are immersed in their own language and culture. Since the 1960’s Georgina Nelson lobbied for funding for Lil’wat Nation to take over their own school and education system and has served on the Mt.Currie board of education for the past 35 years. Her belief is “without our language and culture we would no longer be Lil’wat”. Watch it here.