Viewing Canada's First Nations Through Language
November 16
City Centre Library - READ-Ability Lounge

Join us for coffee and discussion at this month's Inclusive Cafe! 

  • Thursday, November 16
  • 5:50 - 7:00 pm
  • City Centre Library, READ-Ability Lounge
  • Free coffee and refreshments served

Why do we use the different terms First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Aboriginal, Indigenous, status, treaty? What is the politically correct terminology for 'indigenous' people in Canada? How did the words used in the past serve to limit our First Peoples and how can the language of equality be used to heal our past relationships?

Moderator: Gary George. Gary hails from the Bulkley Valley around the Telkwa/Smithers/Houston/Burns Lake region in North-central British Columbia. Gary is also from the Wit'suwit'en First Nation. He holds a degree from University of Northern BC in Prince George, Professional Development Program Certificate (PDP), and Master's in Education (MEd) from Simon Fraser University.

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*The Inclusive City Cafe series is a partnership between the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, the City of Surrey, SFU Philosophers' Cafe, and the SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre.