14000 Years of Heiltsuk History, Assassination of Romero, Indigenous at Langara

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Friday, March 31, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

2:00 Introduction and welcome

4:00  Today’s weather report

5:00 NEWS: FROM THE SOUTH from Telesur

The Stream – Canada’s stand against Islamophobia

20:30 14,000 Years of Heiltsuk History with Alisha Gauvreau (UVIC PhD student) and William Housty (Heiltsuk Nation)

Excavations on Triquet Island have uncovered evidence of a 14,000-year-old settlement in traditional Heiltsuk Nation territory.

“Heiltsuk oral history talks of a strip of land in that area where the excavation took place,” said William Housty, a member of Heiltsuk Nation. “It was a place that never froze during the Ice Age and it was a place where our ancestors flocked to for survival.” Archaeologist Alisha Gauvreau of the University of Victoria and the Hakai Institute and her team recovered carved wooden artifacts, a “hearth-like feature,” and flakes of charcoal. The site’s age and location suggests that the first North Americans traveled south along the coast into the New World.     
Photos: Alisha Gauvreau, a PhD student at the University of Victoria, stands in a circa 6,000-year-old tsunami layer (grey sand). Photo: Vancouver Sun; Bottom Photo: Heiltsuk Nation.

40:00 Matt Eisenbrandt’s talks about his book: Assassination of Romero


Vancouver Book Launch for “The Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice”, with a reading by author Matt Eisenbrandt and discussion of his book.

Matt will be speaking in Vancouver:  April 3, St. James Square, 7pm Facebook RSVP

Matt Eisenbrandt, author of The Assassination of a Saint will read from this thrilling account of how a rag tag band of young lawyers and investigators launched an American legal action that brought to light the death squad murderers of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador in 1980. The murder of the Archbishop was ordered by death squad leaders and was meant to silence Romero’s public condemnation of the war on the Salvadoran people being waged then by oligarchs with ties to the American government. This is a story as exciting as anything written by John LeCarre’, but it is history, not fiction.

48:30 MUSICPhunkSession-IAMNOBODI:Flowers

50:00 Against the Current: Our Intercultural Journey of Reconciliation


Langara College’s Aboriginal Community Development class is putting on an intercultural day to celebrate diversity and bring up the important topic of reconciliation.

The day will include: food, speakers, dancers, and many different fun activities. Wednesday, April 5, 10am-3pm Facebook RSVP

Artwork by Lucas Navrot









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