67. Cariboo Chilcotin Colonization Timeline

District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin)

Connecting with local knowledge keepers, this project engages key historical events to see how they have influenced the development of the region and its communities. Through historical inquiry, high school students are engaging both Indigenous and non-Indigenous authorities in challenging the absence of Secwepemc and Tsilhqot’in history from their classrooms, in order to strengthen relations among communities. As the project grows, it builds on previous work to focus on how economic specialization, trade networks and three major events that occurred in the late 1800’s in the Cariboo Chilcotin have shaped today’s community.