Without Reservation: A Survivor’s Story, with Kat Norris

Let’s welcome Kat Norris, a Coast Salish woman, to the UBC Learning Circle as she leads us in a conversation in the misunderstood challenges we as First Nations people face.

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During this 90 minute session Kat will recount stories of the history of her local territories and her experiences.  She will reflect on common themes that emerged within her teachings and how she works to bring tradition and culture back into her community’s and her family’s lives.

This will be an interesting, interactive session with opportunities for participants to ask questions or share their own experience and wisdom related to this issue.


Key objectives:

  1. History
  2. Share my peoples’ story
  3. Residential School effects
  4. Healing
  5. Balance: Body, Mind, Spirit, Emotion
  6. Success stories

Everyone Welcome to Participate:

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (PST)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Place: join us through internet (Webinar), or over Video Conference
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Registration: [Registration is now Closed]

About the Presenter:

Kat Norris is Coast Salish from the Lyackson First Nation. Her traditional name Zucomul’wat is from her Musqueam great great great grandmother. Kat is a survivor thriver of the Kuper Island Residential School, and is on her healing journey. Her formative years were spend in Los Angeles California. After moving back at 19, Kat joined the American Indian Movement where she learned of the depth of genocide her people experienced. Eventually she formed the Indigenous Action Movement, and has organized against media bias, police brutality for example Frank Paul, ambulance neglect re: Curtis Brick. Now, Kat is a cultural educator, doing contract work in Lower Mainland elementary, high school and universities. She is a grandmother and finds that taking care of sharing knowledge with the next generation a form of activism, still learning the importance of her role in this capacity.

Pdf version of Kat’s ppt presentation:

  • We apologise, the powerpoint is unavailable as it contains Kat’s personal photos

Video of Kat’s Presentation, Without Reservation:




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