Indigenous Voices in Campbell River

January 23, 2018 | Campbell River

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Vancouver Island, BC: Vancouver Island Regional Library’s (VIRL) Campbell River branch is getting set to host Métis Elder Susan Landell as part of VIRL’s Indigenous Voices initiative. On Thursday, February 1, from 3:30 – 4:30pm, visit the Campbell River branch for an introduction to Métis culture and to sample traditional refreshments. Seating is limited, and registration is recommended (250-287-3655).

“Indigenous Voices is an important part of our commitment to reconciliation for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of our community,” said VIRL’s Executive Director Rosemary Bonanno. “The events being organized across our system are wonderful opportunities for people to learn from the lived experiences of the Elders, and to come away with a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and stories.”

About Susan Landell

Susan Landell is a Cree-Métis woman whose ancestors are from Great Slave Lake. She was born in Montreal. Her medicine name is Evening Rainbow and she has two Elders that guide her; Many Shawls Woman and Spirit Eagle. She is a Sun Dancer and a Pipe Carrier, and also sits on several Elder Advisory Boards in Campbell River.

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
Media Release
David Carson
Divisional Manager, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651