A decade down that New Pathway to Gold: Fraser River War Symposium casts light on this shadowy chapter of B.C. history

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September 21-23, 2007: The Fraser River War Symposium in Lytton sees over 120 participants listen to 11 presenters, engage in dialogue and share stories about this shadowy chapter of B.C. history. In the audience were First Nations representatives, local elected officials, business people and others. The central theme of the forum was the courage of First Nations leaders like Chief David Spintlum (Cxpentlm) of the N’laka’pamux Nation. Among the presenters were Dr. Narianne Ignace and Chief Ron Ignace of the Secwepemc  Nation (pictured here). On the final day, many participants took part in a society-sponsored river rafting trip from Boston Bar to Yale. The event was funded by sponsors CN and Simon Fraser University as well as the participants themselves. The project partners included the Lytton First Nation, Lytton Chamber of Commerce, Kumsheen Secondary School, Fraser River Rafting Expeditions, B.C. Social Studies Teachers’ Association, B.C. Historical Federation and the R.E. Living History Group.


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