If you are going to serve your soup inside the pumpkin, follow these steps. A hallow pumpkin makes the perfect tureen for a festive family meal!
- Wash the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and stringy mess
- spray inside and out with non-stick oil cooking spray
- lightly sprinkle inside with salt
- put the pumpkin top lid beside the pumpkin on a baking sheet
- bake at 325 for 1 hour, bake until inside begins to soften
- pour hot soup into the prepared pumpkin shell, top with grated Parmesan and chopped chives if desired
Are you interested in learning more about traditional food and harvesting? Learn more with First Nations Health Authority and read their fact sheet with brief information about the Northwest goodness.
Chow n' Chill
We know waiting for your soup to chill and it's a long wait! Check out these entertainment suggestions!
Indigenous in Media
Trickster, CBC’s newest TV series, is based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson, set in Kitimat on unceded Haisla territory.
Check it Out! Photo from CBC
Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family's life. He puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he's the son of a trickster, that he isn't human.
DISCLAIMER: There may be subject matter that will be triggering for viewers, including violence, alcohol and drug use, trauma, sexuality, and criminal activity. Not suitable for those under 18 years of age.
Watch all episodes for free at: https://gem.cbc.ca/
Listening to our Ancestors : the Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast, Introduction by Chief Robert Joseph. Published by the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.
This great read includes perspectives from Coast Salish, Makkah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, Heiltsuk, Nuxaulk, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Haida, and Tlingit community people about how the art of their ancestors relates to their distinct spiritual beliefs and oral histories. Find a longer description here.
Available to loan hard copy at the CMTN Library or purchase from CMTN Bookstore
You can check out this video playlist on YouTube that the Smithsonian Museum has published about the book. Each video includes a community member from a distinct nation along the northwest coast explaining a special piece of art that has been held at the museum. The Smithsonian NMAI Channel has many other videos on YouTube with interviews and panel discussions, focusing on many strong indigenous voices.
The first video in the playlist, Kwakwaka'wakw community curators Barb Cranmer and William Wasden Jr. discuss the significance of a 'Namxxelagayu (Sea Monster mask).
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Self-Care is Essential
We know self-care can take the back burner during semester starts! We want to make sure that you are still taking time to decompress and breath. Try this new colouring sheet released by Michelle Stoney, Gitxsan Artist!
Stoney Quarantine colouring day #94
Michelle Stoney is also selling her new colouring books through her Facebook page! Colouring has many great benefits for our mental, emotional, and intellectual health. Learn more about those benefits HERE!
On-Campus Safety Guidelines
Due to our COVID-19 response, things look a bit different this year at CMTN. Take a tour of our Terrace campus to learn more about how what kinds of changes to expect this year if you need to visit any of our campuses for the practical training component of your program.
We have a No Visitors Policy. Access is granted to staff, students and others upon special approval. Please connect with one of our team if you are needing a face to face meeting or you are hoping to spend time on campus.
Some of the changes we have implemented include:
- Limited face-to-face activities: Only approved face-to-face activities will take place on CMTN campuses this academic year.
- Self-assessments: How are you feeling? Only come to campus if you are healthy and not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Wash your hands. People are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water frequently, particularly before and after entering new spaces.
- Physical distancing. Stay 6 feet - or ONE MOOSE - apart.
- Face coverings are strongly encouraged. CMTN strongly encourages the use of face coverings while on campus. It is recommended that they be worn when indoors, and in any circumstance where safe and consistent physical distancing is not possible.
Find more information HERE on our website or you can connect through firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are needing assistance with MyCMTN, Brightspace or other IT related issues, please contact the above email or phone. You can also visit the CMTN website for information on IT Services.
Educational Advisors have a new Virtual Drop-In time! Each week from 12:00-1:00 on Mondays, you can connect via Blue Jeans for a virtual face to face with an Education Advisor to ask questions or connect over any assistance you may need. Check in with a friendly face and let us know how you are doing with your classes and share successes as well as your challenges. We look forward to seeing you online! Here is the Link to join
Are you a student located in Terrace the Waap Galts'ap Longhouse is available to registered students for a quiet study space. It is available from 8am-10pm daily. Contact a FNAC today to gain access to this service.
Golnoosh Namazi, Organiser for the Coast Mountain Students’ Union, is here to support students with events, services, and advocacy. If you’re having trouble understanding your rights as a student, navigating through school procedures and policies, or engaging in campus life, the Students’ Union is here to support you. We want to hear from you! To learn more about what we’re here for or just to say hello, email us at email@example.com or visit our website: mycmsu.ca
Are you facing challenges with lack of equipment or support? Contact your local FNAC and ask about the Indigenous Wellness Assistance Fund and the Lending Library.
Wondering about bursaries? Check out the CMTN FInancial Aid page to find out more about upcoming awards and bursaries. The next Deadline is February 15th, 2021. Contact your local FNAC for more information!
Are you interested in tutoring? The FNACs want to hear from you! We are calling for interest for any tutors who may be interested in peer-to-peer tutoring for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. This will be a paid position based on hours provided. Contact your local FNAC if you're interested!
Mental Health Check-in
Foundry BC is now offering virtual drop-in counselling for young people ages 12-24 and their families. To access this service, call 1-833-FØUNDRY (yes, that’s FØUNDRY with a zero! or 1-833-308-6379) to book an appointment. Sessions available through chat, voice-only calls or video calls.
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to FREE, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
The Keep Me Safe program is available 24/7 through multiple formats (call, chat, email and videoconference) for you! Go to coastmountaincollege.ca/counselling for more info.
Other resources you can reach out to:
Youth Online Chat at crisis-centre.ca or text 250.564.8336 or call 1.888.564.8336. A confidential, anonymous peer support service operated by trained youth answering calls from other youth. Available 24/7.
Northern BC Crisis Line A safe, confidential and non-judgmental crisis line to discuss anything troubling you available 24/7. Call 1.888.562.1214.
BC Suicide Line 1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.784.2433. If you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may, please call! Available 24/7.
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience. Call 1.866.925.4419.
COVID-19 updates & FAQs
At Coast Mountain College we monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely and are guided by the Provincial Health Officer as we work with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. For updates and FAQs please visit our website here.
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