Indigenous Elder August Johnson to visit the Gold River Library

March 14, 2018 | Gold River

Vancouver Island, BC: Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Indigenous Voices initiative is coming to the Gold River branch on Wednesday, March 21 from 2 – 3 pm.

The branch welcomes Mowachaht/Muchalaht Elder, August Johnson who will share a reading of his original story and provide a visual telling/explanation of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth worldview. All ages are welcome to this free event.

About August Johnson

Klu-th-coo-ul-th- (good morning). Ew-claus (my name is) August Johnson and I’m a learning elder from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation.

August has worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor, and leads and teaches spiritual practices. August is also a visual storyteller and a writer.

About Indigenous Voices

As part of VIRL’s efforts to facilitate reconciliation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the community, we are working with Indigenous Elders across our system to share stories and skills related to Indigenous culture and experiences. The programming is based on the Elders’ unique skills, interests, experiences, and passions. Some examples include storytelling, talking circles, drumming, and discussions on Indigenous cultures. Throughout 2018, Indigenous Voices programming will roll out at branches across the VIRL system.

More information is available at


For more information
David Carson
Director, Corporate Communications and Str
ategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651