Indigenous perspective continues to be shared at B.C. Gold Rush historic park – Prince George Citizen

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Indigenous perspective continues to be shared at B.C. Gold Rush historic park – Prince George Citizen

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202051 Views

August 30, 2020

Education through tourism is proving to be an exciting venture for Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket who have returned to Barkerville once again to offer an original people’s perspective.

Together since 2007, Retasket was not always involved in the tourism industry prior to meeting Chapman. He said he had participated in numerous protests including the expansion of the Sun Peaks Resort where in 1999 he had dressed in full camouflage and shouted ‘no Olympics on stolen land.’

With Chapman, who was already involved with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC, by his side Retasket, however, discovered a new love for tourism and was front and centre at the Aboriginal pavilion in downtown Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics.

“Through that time what I found out about it’s so much more effective when you’re talking about the history of the First Nations people and there is a way to share that sad history of what happened without laying guilt, share, or blame,” he said.

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