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Aboriginal Gatherings

Aboriginal Gatherings

Family-Friendly Events

Monthly Aboriginal Family Dinner
Aboriginal families meet for dinner with organized guest speakers and cultural programming.

Bringing Tradition Home
Share traditional values and cultural practices to help parents, grandparents and other caregivers to raise healthy children in today’s urban Canadian context.

Contact Us

Tracy Joseph
Vancouver Native Health Family Support Worker
tracyj.acfss@vnhs.net
604.879.8208 ext 209

Carmen Conteras
Family Resource Programs Coordinator
ccontreras@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 202

Carmen Conteras
Family Resource Programs Coordinator
ccontreras@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 202

Community Development

Providing inter-agency support for reconciliation.

Circle of Nations Cultural Sharing Night
Indigenous families and individuals who are seeking to share their culture are welcome to come. We will visit together, explore cultural teachings, arts and activities. For families who are able, bring a small food item to share. Also bring any special cultural projects that you want to work on or share knowledge about. Childcare for ages 2-6, Youth Engagement Circle for ages 7 and up.

Re-surfacing History: Land and Life in Mount Pleasant
If you are Aboriginal and have experience in land based teachings and would like to be trained to facilitate community dialogues on this topic please contact Jolene Andrew. Incentive provided.We have received a Social Innovation grant supported by the Vancouver Foundation to initiate a community process that identifies factors that interfere with developing and sustaining ongoing cultural connections, and inheriting traditional knowledge for urban Aboriginal people. The initiative includes addressing the historical context which has affected where and when culture and teachings are transferred. A community engagement process will invite all community members to learn the importance of harvesting traditional plants as food and medicine.

Queen Alexandra School Community Garden
Everyone is welcome to come and learn about local food systems in a multicultural setting. Learn about native food and plants from different cultures. Build community, learn from one another. Meet other community members who love what you love!

Contact Us

Jolene Andrew
Aboriginal Community Developer

jandrew@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 139

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Bringing Tradition Home

Aboriginal Family Dinner Night

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Resurfacing History: Land and Lives in Mount Pleasant

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Queen Alexandra Community Garden

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Traditional Aztec Mexican Dance

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Flu Shot Clinic

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Queen Alexandra Community Garden

All Candidates Meeting (Free)

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Traditional Aztec Mexican Dance

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Bringing Tradition Home

Circle of Nations: Mount Pleasant Cultural Sharing Night

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Resurfacing History: Land and Lives in Mount Pleasant

Queen Alexandra Community Garden

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Community Potluck Supper (Cancelled for October)

Beats on Broadway (Cancelled for October)

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Voting Place

Traditional Aztec Mexican Dance

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Bringing Tradition Home

Circle of Nations: Mount Pleasant Cultural Sharing Night

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Queen Alexandra Community Garden

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Traditional Aztec Mexican Dance

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Bringing Tradition Home

Circle of Nations: Mount Pleasant Cultural Sharing Night

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Trick-or-Treat at our House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

Mexican Day of the Dead

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Reconciliation at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

We live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. Acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Aboriginal peoples—both in the past and the present. Recognition and respect are essential elements of the establishing healthy, reciprocal relations. These relations are key to reconciliation, a process to which Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is committed.

Our staff and volunteers spent a day of training to learn about the historical impacts of colonization and how urban Aboriginal people living in Mount Pleasant can be better understood by having a greater understanding of the impacts of policies affecting community members’ lives. We are working on a printed report of the ongoing resilience strategy that includes our House’s step-by-step action plan for what it looks like for us and why this work is meaningful to staff.

To learn more about our House’s involvement with reconciliation, read: Fire Across the Land

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Family-Friendly Events

Tracy Joseph
Vancouver Native Health Family Support Worker
tracyj.acfss@vnhs.net
604.879.8208 ext 202

Carmen Contreras
Family Resource Programs Coordinator
ccontreras@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 209

Community Development

Jolene Andrew
Aboriginal Community Developer

jandrew@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 139

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