June 21, 2016
When the sun stands still.
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still) because today it appears to do just that from our viewpoint here on Earth.
Nothing is ever completely still though, is it? Coming to terms with this constant state of change is a universal part of our human experience, and we express it in the songs and stories we gather to share as the sun goes down on this longest day of the year.
It's fitting then, that today we're also celebrating the culture of our First Nations people and the fundamental thread they weave into the fabric of our communities.
There are magnificent stories being told by the First People of our islands and today, National Aboriginal Day, is the perfect time to hear them.
Lean in. Listen closely.
Click HERE to read the Coast Salish story Raven Steals the Sun.