Doris Paul victim specialist provides aid in domestic abuse cases

Doris Paul – Xele’milh – of the Squamish Nation will be honoured by Ending Violence B.C. for her community work. (CBC)

Ending Violence B.C. recognizes Squamish Nation woman’s community work

A residential school survivor who transformed her life is being recognized for her work helping First Nations families struggling with domestic violence.

Doris Paul – Xele’milh – of the Squamish Nation is being honoured by Ending Violence B.C. with the group’s Be More Than A Bystander award.

Paul works with the North Vancouver RCMP and West Vancouver Police as the Aboriginal Victim Specialist Worker for the Domestic Violence Unit, helping workers approach sensitive scenarios with more care.

Her work started after she acknowledged her own struggle with alcohol abuse.

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Business schools reach out to Indigenous students

Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation was among the first graduates of Beedie’s Indigenous executive MBA. BEN NELMS/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Ask Mark Selman at the Beedie School of Business how he would measure the success of its executive MBA in aboriginal business and leadership, and he would likely point first to Ian Campbell.

Mr. Campbell is a hereditary chief and cultural ambassador of the Squamish First Nation in British Columbia and has been involved in negotiating land-use deals worth billions of dollars. “[He] has emerged as a real leader on the business side, not just the cultural side,” says Dr. Selman, director of the EMBA.

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Polygon Gallery Opening

“I was particularly moved by Squamish Nation weaver Shelley Thomas’s recreation of the ancestral blanket Chief Joe Capilano wore when he famously met with King Edward VII in London in 1906 to appeal for Indigenous rights…”
Globe and Mail’s Marsha Lederman

Greg Girard’s Untitled (Grain Terminal) speaks volumes about the area that surrounds the Polygon Gallery’s spot on the North Shore waterfront.

Polygon Gallery’s opening exhibit, N. Vancouver, speaks to a city’s past and present

Viewed from the SeaBus as it sails north across Burrard Inlet, the Polygon Gallery glitters in the autumn sunshine. The building commands and charms its North Vancouver waterfront location, just east of Lonsdale Quay Market, and, yes, it truly glitters, the polished steel and perforated aluminum of its upper façade reflecting and refracting the light. Inside the big, bright lobby, director and curator Reid Shier is supervising the placement of the inaugural show’s signage. The large vinyl letters of N.VANCOUVER march across the title wall and into the stairwell.

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Visitors at the new Polygon Gallery will be treated to jaw-dropping views of the Vancouver skyline to the south. EMA PETER PHOTOGRAPHY

The Polygon Gallery: A game changer across the water

It’s a safe bet that many of the people who visit the Polygon Gallery for its free opening this weekend will be motivated by curiosity about the building. This $18-million, 25,000-square-foot gallery has risen on North Vancouver’s waterfront; a gleaming new beacon for SeaBus passengers as they chug across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver. It’s sure to be a game changer for the Lonsdale Quay neighbourhood; there’s a lot more to do here now than meander through a so-so public market. And from inside the gallery, visitors will be treated to jaw-dropping views of the Vancouver skyline to the south.

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