Indigenous Elder Carol Bear to visit Campbell River Library

February 13, 2018 | Campbell River

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Vancouver Island, BC: Indigenous Voices returns to the Campbell River branch on Tuesday, February 20 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. The branch welcomes Laichkwiltach ElderCarol Bear who will share her family history and answer questions. All ages welcome.

About Carol Bear

Carol Bear is a matriarch from Laichkwiltach Nation, Ahwahoo Tribe, Klamatoo in Campbell River. Her traditional name is Kwin-kwa-kyola-gum — named after hereditary Chief’s copper. As part of the government’s commitment to reconciliation, Carol has been asked to teach her customs, traditions, language, culture and history, and to share with or anyone who wishes to learn. Carol sings and drums, makes doll-size button blankets and native peg dolls, performs storytelling, studies and paints rocks, makes drumsticks, among other passions and interests.

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
Divisional Manager, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651