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The following is an invite from the North Shore libraries for an evening with Squamish Elder Sam George.

“My name is Sam George. In spite of everything that happened to me, by the grace of the Creator, I have lived to be an Elder.”

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join the North Shore libraries for an evening with Squamish Elder Sam George. His recent memoir, The Fire Still Burns: Life In and After Residential School, is an unflinching look at the horrors of a childhood in the Indian Residential School system and the long-term effects on survivors. It illustrates the healing power of one’s culture and the resilience that allows an individual to rebuild a life and a future.

Elder George will talk about his story and speak with co-authors Jill Yonit Goldberg, Liam Belson, Dylan MacPhee, and Tanis Wilson about how the book came together.

The evening will begin with a Traditional Welcome offered by Chepx̱imiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).

Register at

Vancouver is Awesome Story  (Squamish Nation survivor of St. Paul's residential school shares his story)

Location: Lynn Valley Library - NVDPL

Date: September 27, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This is right in our community please consider attending.


Myrna Pearce 9 days ago

Please register me for the evening with Sam George. Can you please send me a confirmation email to let me know if this has worked?!!


Myrna Pearce 9 days ago

Sorry, I just realized how to register for the event and it is sold out already.

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