ə́y̓ swéyəl ʔəm̓i ce:p kʷətxʷiləm
(Good day, and welcome)
The KPU Indigenous Dialogue Series 2021-2022 is a 4 part speaker series intended to bring together all members of the Kwantlen community—students, employees, affiliates, and the general public; settler and Indigenous—to listen, learn, and engage with Indigenous scholars, activists, and leaders.
The 2021-22 series will be guided by Coast Salish values reflected within the cycle of the seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. In Coast Salish territories, the seasonal cycle of the year guides much of the affairs of the communities and holds incredible significance in cultural practices.
The fall is a time for preparation and reflection.
The winter is a time for togetherness, spirituality, and working.
The spring is a time for growth and renewal.
The summer is a time for abundance, harvesting, and celebration.