First Notions #2 - Status Indians

How do you refer to an Indigenous person? You are all wondering what to call us and what is the correct word to use - First Nation, Métis , Inuit, Status Indian, non-Status Indian, Treaty Indian, and there are many more names to describe us. Yes, I get confused as well, because I grew up as Indian in the fifties... Read More


International Women's Day and May Gutteridge

After seeing many influential women being recognized on May 8, 2018, particularly in British Columbia, I couldn’t help think that May Gutteridge’s name was missing. Former Premier Mike Harcourt reflected in 2011 that: “May was a formidable woman – not the kind of woman you would say no to and, why would you?”... Read More


First Notions #1 - Introductions

As of this writing in late February/early March, I have been at the Diocese of New Westminster for about three weeks as the interim Indigenous Justice Coordinator and I have been looking at what has been accomplished by individual churches throughout the Diocese. It is incredible and sincere. A lot of effort has... Read More