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Garry Oker - Before the Peace

Before the Peace

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 -

Welcome to the Before the Peace Podcast.  Each month, host and local author Jenna Morland and producer Tre Lopushinsky will sit down with a member of the Indigenous community in our region and listen to the stories of their history, culture and more.  

Our first guest, Garry Oker has a long resume.  He has travelled throughout North America and Europe to study and work as a film director and visual artist, he speaks the Dane-zaa language, he has a Master's Degree from Royal Roads University, and he is a driving force behind Tse’k’wa which is one of the oldest archaeological sites discovered in British Columbia, which is the main focus of this episode.

The history of the Peace and the Dane-zaa is more than can be fit into an hour which is how long our episodes will be. So, we touched on Oker’s family lineage, spoke about the original Beaver people, and Tse’K’wa, also known as the Charlie Lake cave.

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