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Acknowledging an unceded territory

The monthly board meeting was scheduled for June 19th, but when Irene LaBoucane, District Principal of Indigenous Education for School District 83, Mishel Quaal, and Digital Media Instructor Brent Chudiak came out to view the Montebello they had a proposal for a rental on the same day. Susan agreed to take on another event. The School Board needed a space to hang the Knowledge Keepers, to honour the participants in the exhibit, and for a celebration with the four area bands – Neskonlith,...

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We're moving south!

There’s a lot happening in the basement of the current museum and archives. Contractors have installed the rolling shelving in the Montebello Museum. Getting ready for them meant staff and volunteers emptied the shelving in the archives.

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Family Fills in the Blanks

It started with an email from a Vernon researcher. “I’m looking into the stories behind the people who were imprisoned in Vernon Internment Camp during World War I.  They were thought to be enemy sympathisers because they were born in the Austria-Hungarian Empire." “Do you know anything about Henry Puff? He and his dad served briefly in Vernon,” Don McNair wrote in an email. I knew Henry and August but didn’t know they had been interned.   I knew...

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