All are welcome to this special evening event, Saturday, October 1 for "Cultural Sharing" with Racelle Kooy (Stat’lim-Sto:lo), to 7-9pm. Light refreshments will be served.
We are honoured to have Racelle Kooy speaking with us. Racelle dedicates her professional talents to amplifying the voices and respectful representation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People to regional, national and global platforms. She works to build and hold safer places for needed and difficult dialogue to facilitate respectful engagement. Since 1999, she has been collaborating with the Assembly of First Nations, including herrole as the bilingual co-chair at the AFN Assemblies, and has served past and current National Chiefs.Racelle was the communications lead for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc’s(TteS) Le Estcwicwe̓y̓. She was honoured to assist the TteS leadership and community in sharing the monumental and heart-wrenching news of the missing children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School with the world.Racelle is a member of Samahquam First Nation (St’atl’imc) and has strong family ties to Stswecem’c Xgat’tem (Secwepemc). Deeply rooted in her ancestral culture and practices, she celebrates her life through connecting with Indigenous people through gatherings and ceremonies in NorthAmerica and beyond.