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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Real Canadian Un-opoly

Games Indigenous Intercultural Youth & teens Visual arts
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Colwood, BC

Directions: Off of Latoria turn onto Bezanton. At the T intersection turn LEFT.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Want to experience what white privilege and white fragility is all about? Come and play the Real Canadian Un-opoly game. It is similar to Monopoly, which makes it easy to learn, but it explores the roles of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships, identity politics, and the Indian Act. A Settler may take on the role of an Indigenous person, and an Indigenous person may take on the role of a Settler. I created this game as part of my Master of Arts degree. The game is free, pay what you may.

Game is for age 8+

Each game is for 1 to 4 people.

There are 5 game times available at 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 pm. You can sign up through Eventbrite (below) to reserve your spot.

Learning time is about 15 minutes for game explanation and playing time is maximum one hour. I will have sign up spots available and waiting lists should that prove necessary.

If you don’t want to play but just want to watch, that’s fun too!



Julia Trops

Julia is a professional fine artist with an eclectic view of art making. She believes all life is art and a manifestation of experience. An established community supporter, Julia was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for her volunteer work in the Okanagan. Julia attended immersion at the Indigenous post secondary school the En’owkin Centre, a rare opportunity for a non-Indigenous person, and learned how to speak nsyilcn and engaged in formal Indigenous Studies. Her respect for Indigenous protocols and culture grew due to the nurturing of the swiwinumtax syilx people. Julia has 8 books in the National Library and Archives of Canada, and has written a regular newspaper column on cultural matters. Since moving to Victoria in 2017, Julia’s focus has been on Master studies and graduated summer 2019.