Since the very beginning of Q'shintul/MBNS, Elders-in-Residence Tousilum and Sulsa'meethl George have guided us to begin this school in a good way; a sustainable way; a way that honours those who have walked this land for millennia and who know it intimately; a way that centres children and seeks to help each grow into the promise that already lives within; a way that seeks consensus; a way that builds healthy, nourishing, loving, supportive communities; a way that is patient, ever-so-patient. This decolonizing work requires their close guidance; we are so grateful for their commitment, dedication, and trust. Huy ch q'u.
A film of our children singing “Huy ch q’u” at the (first) National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021 – in Duncan, B.C.
Huy ch q’u – at the National Day of T&R