“Launched in 1984, the East Vancouver Mother’s Day Pow Wow was a fixture in Vancouver’s urban Indigenous community for 24 years. Run with support from community volunteers, the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, and the City of Vancouver, the event grew from small family night gatherings to a three day event attended by thousands. Although the event was of particular importance to people from the urban Indigenous community in Vancouver, it also drew crowds from across the province and across the country. The last Mother’s Day Pow Wow was held in 2008 … In 2018 a committee of volunteers from the Indigenous community has come together to bring back the traditional Mother’s Day Pow Wow and secure its legacy into the future.
The event seeks to honour and uplift women and lifegivers in the community, and provide an opportunity for urban Indigenous people to come gather in celebration their cultures and their communities …
The Committee is pleased to announce that the Mothers Day Pow Wow will return to East Vancouver on May 13th, 2018. The event will be held at Britannia Community Services Centre in Gym A/B (located in Britannia High School). The Pow Wow runs from 12pm (grand entry) to 9pm. Registration for drums and dancers begins at 11am. A feast will be held at 5pm. All are welcome to this family friendly event.”
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The main item on the agenda will be a panel discussion between Joseph Jones, Betty Murphy, and Jim Lehto on further rezoning plans for Grandview.
In addition to that panel, the GWAC Newsletter this month is full of interesting news about developments in Grandview. Contact GWAC at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to get your copy.
Today is the 48th anniversary of Ohio National Guardsman shooting dead four unarmed students at Kent State. Eleven other kids were injured.
Although the President’s Commission on Campus Violence equivocated and blamed both Guardsmen and students, it did finally conclude that “the indiscriminate firing of rifles into a crowd of students and the deaths that followed were unnecessary, unwarranted, and inexcusable.”
It was murder, pure and simple, though the US justice system refused to press charges against the Guardsmen. After all, as Nixon himself said just a few days before the massacre, student protesters were just bums.
Lest we forget.