This Gathering was held on May 31st & June 1st of 2019 and was an experiential event where participants engaged in healing workshops and connected to the land. The guest speaker was Eugene Harry, who generously shared his Creation Story with us. We were also blessed to have two amazing dance groups join us: the Tree of Life Dancers and the Sasquatch Dancers.
A glimpse into Many Voices, One Mind's history over the past 20 years.
Grandparent Teaching Kit Launches
Skwah First Nation Joins MVOM
Skowkale First Nation Joins MVOM
Leq’á:mel First Nation Joins MVOM
Mother Earth Resource Bag Launches
New Logo & Colours for Many Voices, One Mind
Metis Family Services Joins MVOM
Our Sacred Land Cultural Gathering
Sts’ailes First Nation Joins MVOM
Read Right Society Joins MVOM
Fraser River Indigenous Society Joins MVOM
Along The Walking Path Cultural Gathering
This gathering which was held on June 2nd & 3rd, 2017 focused on importance of Traditional Teachings. Dr. Lee Brown touched and inspired many with his presentation, "On Emotional Competency". We were also blessed by the teachings of local Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
Traditional Homes & House Posts Launches
Originally launched as 'Traditional Homes and Totems', this resource kit has been updated through careful consultation and collaboration with our Elders and Knowledge Keepers and it now known as the Traditional Homes and House Posts.
On June 3rd, 2016, The Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Child Development Network (FRAECDN) held an Naming Ceremony at the Kwantlen First Nation Cultural Centre. Our day was led by Brandon Gabriel and Cheryl Gabriel, from Kwantlen First Nation.
The network received the traditional name qχeləc, nə́c̓əmat θəɬ kʷθə šxʷqʷeləwən, which translates to “Many Voices, One Mind” and represents the core purpose of our table.
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society Joins MVOM
Honouring the Journey Cultural Kit Launches
Swayels te Sqaqele Li Kwe Satl'q (Baby's Day Out) Book Launches
On Dec. 4th, 2012 a ceremony was held for the launch of the children's board book.
Seven Sacred Teachings Resource Launches
Reach Child & Youth Development Society Joins MVOM
Kwantlen First Nation Joins MVOM
Hand in Hand Joins MVOM
Boothroyd Indian Band Joins MVOM
Boothroyd Indian Band joined MVOM in 2011 and was a member for 10 years until 2021
The Cedar Kit Launches
The Traditional Plants and Medicine Resource Launches
Chawathil First Nation Joins MVOM
Sumas First Nation Joins MVOM
Spirit of the Children Joins MVOM
Langley CDC (now Inclusion Langley Society) Joins MVOM
Langley CDC changed its name in 2019 to Inclusion Langley Society
Spuzzum First Nation Joins MVOM
Katzie First Nation Joins MVOM
Katzie First Nation joined in 2005 and was a member for 17 years until 2022
Tsawwassen First Nation
Tsawwassen First Nation joined in 2004 and was a member for 17 years until 2021
Sto:lo First Nation Joins MVOM
Sto:lo Nation joined MVOM in 2003 and was a member for 16 years until 2019.
Kla-How-Eya (now Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre) Joins MVOM
Kla-How-Eya 2003-2012 changed name in 2013 to FRAFCA - Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association
Seabird Island Band Joins MVOM
Future 4 Nation Joins MVOM
The Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network (FRAECDN) was formed
A Summary of our Accomplishments:
- Network launched in 2003
- Developed partnerships and relationships with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and other stakeholders
- United urban and rural Indigenous Early Childhood Development (IECD) service providers
- Worked to deliver Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) and Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDP) in Indigenous communities in the Fraser Region
- Worked to increase awareness and accessibility of IECD, ASCD and AIDP in the Indigenous community
- Developed Terms of Reference for the Network
- Completed strategic plan for the Network
- Developed cultural materials
- Developed network website