Participants in the 2014 Tribal Journeys celebration pass by Cape Mudge on Canada Day on their their way to Bella Bella. This year’s journey will stop in Nanoose Bay and Qualicum Bay. — Campbell River Mirror photo

RDN donates money to Tribal Journey 2017

The Regional District of Nanaimo is providing some funds for First Nations that are welcoming Tribal Journeys 2017.

Nanoose Bay director Bob Rogers made a motion at the Committee of the Whole meeting last Tuesday that the RDN’s First Nations liaison budget be utilized to provide community grants of $1,200 each to Snaw-Naw-As, Qualicum and Snuneymuxw First Nations. The motion will be presented to the board for approval on July 25.

All three First Nations will host the canoe families that will be making stops on local shores as they make their way to their final destination, Cape Mudge, on August 5.

They will stop in Nanoose Bay on July 31 and at Qualicum Bay on Aug.1.

Last May, the board directed staff to keep directors informed of any volunteer opportunities that become available. Qualicum Chief Michael Recalma invited directors and staff to the event.

Tribal journey is an acknowledgement of the coastal waters that sustain and connect First Nations communities to one another physically, as well as a common thread in histories, stories, art and families. It is a journey of healing and health for the individual as well as the community.

For many, it represents a connection to each other, to the land and to their cultural heritage.

The canoe families will be welcomed at Cape Mudge, near Campbell River, on Aug. 5 with traditional ceremonies, a public feast and an exchange of gifts.

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