Since time immemorial, the land on which our conference venue sits has been inhabited by the Squamish People. And in just one week, 100+ experiential educators will gather together on this rich, cultural Coast Salish Traditional Territory.
We are therefore honoured and grateful to invite Latashkinem, a descendant of the Skxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation), to offer a traditional welcome on Friday evening of the 24th annual AEE NW Conference.
The welcoming is to acknowledge the people who have traveled far to participate in this event and thank them for honouring the invitation to be here.
As an employee of the Ayas Men Men Children and Family Services in Squamish, Latashkinem provides cultural programs that help develop a sense of belonging to foster the youth’s distinct identity. He has explored many of the “Snewayelh” training grounds traversing the mountains and upholding the beliefs of the Skwxu7mesh People.
We are thrilled to have Latashkinem join us for the entire weekend, contributing to our community of service and passion for experiential education.
If you haven’t yet registered, now’s the time! Secure your spot at the 2012 AEE NW Conference in Squamish, BC, Canada! Register here.