April 5th, 2022 – Intergenerational friendships: Practicing language and culture in honour of our ancestors, and honouring our Elders wisdom through decades of change.

An inspirational and supportive cross generational friendship that encourages others to seek friendships between Elders and people of other ages. They maintain their friendship by sharing their stories, culture, language and other aspects of their lives. Join this interactive discussion to be inspired and learn more about how these bonds can be formed and maintained.

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This session’s video is now available for viewing.

Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events.

We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions.

Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard

Date: Tuesday, April 5th, 2021 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

About the Presenters:


Hazel Squakim
Hazel Squakim is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and an aunt. She has 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren from her 7 children. She has Syilx, Arrow Lakes and Thompson ancestry. She is a language speaker of the syilx language nsyilxcen. She was born in her grandmother Margaret’s house on the Oliver Reservation, to her mother Maria. She is a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band and currently resides in Penticton on the Penticton Indian Reserve. She is a Residential School survivor of the Kamloops Residential School. She attended from early 1939-1948. Her biggest accomplishment would be taking adult upgrading because she did not get an education beyond grade five or six from the Kamloops residential school. She was elected Chief of Upper Similkameen Indian Band in 1987 for four years. She has attended numerous meetings relating to community wellness in support of children and family, healthcare, Residential School Survivors, and water protection for the Okanagan Nation Alliance. She is a well-known Elder for the Okanagan Nation.


Jessica Morin
Jessica Morin is of mixed ancestry including Ojibway, French Canadian and Polish, originally from Southwestern Ontario. She is a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt, and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership studies from Royal Roads University.  She has worked in public post-secondary education in BC for 12 years as a community liaison, curriculum developer, instructor and project coordinator. Jessica strives to advance the work of reconciliation through mobilizing meaningful and sincere space-making, truth-hearing and change-making. She currently resides in Mi’kma’ki on the Traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people.




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