Friday May 13th, 6:30- 9:00pm at Britannia Community Centre Canuck Family Education Centre (1655 William St)
ALIVE with key partners will be launching the Knowledge Keepers dialogue series, in which we bring forward key individuals (Indigenous and Non Indigenous) who have worked towards social justice with Indigenous peoples. The intent of the series to build off our existing Reconciliation In Action strategy to get all local residents engaged to learn of the Indigenous struggle and find ways to move forward together.
Bill Lightbown is 89 years old and going strong and first moved to Grandview-Woodland in 1942 . He has spent over 60 years on behalf of Indigenous peoples advocating for all Indigenous peoples, regardless of Indian Act status or residency. He assisted in creating BC Association of Non Status Indians (BCANSI) in 1969 (later to become United Native Nations) and is a founder of the newly created Northwest Indigenous Council (NWIC) in 2015.