Indigenous presence powers Atmosphere Gathering – Comox Valley Record

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017206 Views

Jun 15th, 2017

Long before there were coal miners and mayday parades in Cumberland, the K’omoks First Nation eked out a good life on eastern Vancouver Island – a place they referred to as ‘the land of plenty.’

Fast-forward a few hundred years, and the Village of Cumberland is now the land of plenty of bike trails, watering holes, and live music. In our modern world of diminishing wild spaces and global unrest, a timely message from many First Nations artists continues to be one of respect, for human diversity, and for the fragile ecosystems on which we are all dependent.

This is a message that is gaining momentum for many concerned citizens, and one that resonates deeply with Atmosphere organizers. Atmosphere Gathering, which hits the village August 18 to 20, continues to support Indigenous artists from North America and beyond. This summer organizers are supremely honoured to feature three top tier Aboriginal acts from Canada and Australia.

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