Candace Campo, a proud member of the Sechelt Nation, will share some of her experience and history of the Sechelt residential school system during a presentation at St. John's United Church on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
During the season of Lent, an ecumenical group consisting of people from St. John's United, St. Hilda's Anglican and St. Mary's Catholic churches are exploring the spiritual practices of repentance and reconciliation by learning more about their history with the Indian residential school system. The goal is to move towards the building of right relationships with the First Nations people. This group would like to invite anyone else who is interested to come to this night of sharing and conversation with Campo.
Campo is a member of the shíshálh Nation and was born and raised in her native community in Sechelt. She holds a degree in anthropology and in education.
She currently teaches she shashishalhem, the Sechelt language, develops curriculum and owns and operates Talaysay Tours, a First Nations tourism company that is committed to providing authentic First Nations history and workshops. She accredits her community and parents who have fostered a love for art, storytelling and the transfer of traditional knowledge and life history.
For further information on the presentation, call Jacque-line Samson at St. John's United Church, 604-885-9822.