The Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Coast Salish bands of First Nations have inhabited what is today Vancouver Island for thousands of years. How can we learn from the heritage and wisdom of these resilient cultures, and become allies for reconciliation? And how do we memorialize the past in these complex circumstances? And whose responsibility is it to do so?
Lenses of Inquiry
Places and ActivitiesThis program is flexible, and can be offered in 5 or 7 day itineraries.
“[Envoys] knows kids extremely well…they know how to be cool with them while still commanding authority and establishing ground rules…I was incredibly impressed with the protocols established and put in place by Envoys.”— Micah M. , Traveling Faculty, Friends Seminary Peru 2015
“Envoys was at the top of their game from start to finish. What initially interested me was their focus on curriculum during pre-departure meetings and the program itself. Envoys cares deeply about the experience of the participants and faculty. [They] constantly ask for constructive criticism and make changes when necessary.”— Joe Vogel , Executive Director, Global Education Benchmark Group
“The Envoys staff has been amazing. I have bonded with each of them in different ways and they made the trip to Colombia nicer that I expected. Envoys helped me open myself up to interacting with the locals wherever we traveled!”— Illeana G. , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014