Inherent within our teachings, practices and traditions as Indigenous people is the important value of caring for our communities and the collective responsibility for our children.
Marcia is also known widely as Aunty M – her belief in giving back to community, the importance of volunteerism and helping others is reflected in the passion and commitment she demonstrates in her life to care for others and create a sense of community.
Marcia is the founder, organizer and inspiration behind the following volunteer initiatives:
Annual Gitxsan Picnic (Victoria BC) – hosted in July each year in the Coast Salish Territory, all Gitxsan individuals, children, families and friends are welcome. This is potluck, bring your favorite traditional food, its environmentally friendly so no paper plates or cups, washable items only, its family friendly so no drugs or alcohol, and most of all its people friendly ;o)
Fueled By Fry Bread (Victoria BC) – a walk/run team for the TC times colonist 10K walk /run or 1.5 km kids walk. Everyone welcome to join this team, we each receive a customized Fueled By Fry Bread t-shirt and a group breakfast to celebrate afterwards. Visit the TC10K website to register for the team and contact Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the details for the group breakfast!
Indigenous Aunty Poverty movement (Province wide) – this movement is a call to action for Indigenous mothers, aunties, grandmothers, and sisters to find ways to help ..with their neighbour, their neighbourhood, their community and their families…whether you live in a rural community, small town or big city take time to notice a mother, a father, a child, an elder or senior who might need a helping hand, or their spirits lifted.
In Victoria Marcia organizes an Aunty Poverty fundraising drive to support families in need, this past holiday season, a group of Aunties helped a single dad with two little girls, last year we helped a mother from out of town expecting twins with very little resources, and the year before this we helped a mom with her children.