RRU Elders Circle Tea
We would like to invite you to join us in the library on Nov. 5, 11 am to 1 pm to meet one of our members of RRU Elders Circle, Linda Bristol who has ancestral families of T’Sou-ke Nation & Ditidaht Nation. We will have tea, coffee, bannock, and treats.
Linda (Shee-aysh Te Doe) comes from the T’Sou-ke (Coast Salish) and Ditidaht (Nuu Chah Nulth) Nations of Vancouver Island. Linda grew up on her birth band of T’Sou-ke and still resides there today. Linda’s accomplishments in community development have spanned decades, but her love of the culture and art (both traditional and contemporary forms) decided her path the past few years. She co-ordinates and promotes First Nation art work and has been mentored by an established First Nations arts manager, Lou-ann Neel.
Linda says, "I want First Nations Arts and Culture to be restored and maintained in all disciplines and taught from traditional mentors for all generations.” Her ability to do this comes from the support of family and her community.
In the past Linda has served as Chief of T’Sou-ke Nation, Chair of Nil/tu’o Child & Family Service and Co-Chair of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, to name a few. Currently she is a director for the First Peoples’ Heritage Language and Culture Council and Chair of the T’Sou-ke Community Practice Circle for South Island Wellness Society.
Linda is an advocate of First Nation Culture and Awareness and Family wellness.
We look forward to meeting members from the RRU community. Feel free to come share your story and a cup of tea with a member of RRU Elder Circle.