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Eddie Gardner

Eddie Gardner

Resident Elder

Indigenous Student Centre

Chilliwack campus at CEP, Online, A1446

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 2835

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Biography

Elder “T’it’elem Spath”, Eddie Gardner

A member of Skwah First Nation. T’it’elem Spath graduated from University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Arts in 1972.   He is committed to the revival of the Halq’eméylem language and contributes to language workshops.  Through Sweat Lodge ceremonies and Medicine Wheel workshops, T’it’elem Spath openly spreads his traditional and cultural knowledge through storytelling and drumming.

The University of the Fraser Valley, Indigenous Student Centre has the support of Elder Eddie Gardner on call at both Abbotsford and Chilliwack centre.  Along with supporting the students at the centre, our elders are involved with supporting classes at the university which include, History, Halq’emeylem language classes, Sto:lo Tea & Talk, and Indigenous Studies.  Other events that our elder’s participate in throughout the year have been The Witness Blanket Ceremony, Friends without Borders, Indigenous Film Series, Indigenous Student Graduation Reception, Metis Day, and National Aboriginal Awareness Day.

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