Helping Christian educators better understand a culture
different than their own, but no less cherished by their Creator.
Participants heard stories of the local Coast Salish nation, while being
introduced and immersed in the local indigenous culture, visiting with local
artists and elders to hear the stories of the land and how it was used by the
local indigenous population.
Marian Busfield, Vernon Christian School
Michelle Contant, Richmond Christian School
Judy de Waal, Agassiz Christian School
Deirdre Hawthorne, Pacific Christian School, Victoria
Jenny Sanders, Richmond Christian School
Amy Stromgren, Langley Christian School
Sandy and Tom Veenstra, Duncan Christian School
“Pathway to Reconciliation – what a fitting name for the experiences and events of the past week…Specifically, as we hiked several different times during the week, the name of this week became more and more meaningful. We are on a pathway. It is not a road. It is not paved and smooth. On our hikes, there were spots that were narrow and filled with roots and rocks to stumble over…There were times when we could walk in a group of three or four and times when we needed to go single file…All metaphors to what reconciliation is and will be. There will be tough sections and ups and downs, roots and rocks to stumble over and moments of moving forward and feeling the exhilaration of progress.” Judy de Waal, Agassiz Christian School