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Early BC History

These videos trace the early history of British Columbia, or Proto British Columbia, when government was in the form of a Company State. This pre-colonial government shared heteronomy with First Nations governments, integrated with them through mixed marriages, was secular in that it prohibited missionaries, respected and to some extent adopted elements of aboriginal culture and was remarkably multicultural. Its heartland was the lower Columbia River and its capital was the original Vancouver. It was a foundation from which modern British Columbia emerged.


Vancouver and the history of Canadian cities

These videos present the history of British Columbian and Canadian cities in terms of three waves of urban reform. There are also videos on how Metro Vancouver and Vancouver developed. Some of the most challenging problems of our society are related to urban policies. These videos contribute to Community dialogue and understanding.


Policy Ideas

These videos explore policy ideas that are grounded in economic and philosophical liberalism that are a part of the mainstream of academic institutions. Kumtuks seeks to ensure that the public has an opportunity to be exposed to a broad range of policy ideas.


Urban Issues

These videos provide insights into contemporary policy issues. Kumtuks seeks to educate the general public on knowledge that is useful for better understanding the challenges that face our communities. Short videos and articles on social media are a powerful tool for increasing awareness and understanding of the broader issues facing citizens today


Governance Issues

These videos provide insights into governance issues that are relevant to British Columbia and Canada. Kumtuks seeks to increase the understanding of the general public on the history and rationale of British Columbia's form of government and to encourage an appreciation of how this has led to the society that we have today.

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What is Kumtuks?

 

The Kumtuks Project mines British Columbia history to explore new narratives and reclaim old ones for an increasingly diverse citizenry. The Kumtuks Project tells the story of a healthy, prosperous and inclusive society and seeks to identify ways to honour that legacy through policies that harness the power of free markets.

KUMTUKS IS BASED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND FEATURES VIDEOS AND ARTICLES THAT EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT HISTORY, PUBLIC POLICY AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. THE INITIATIVE SEEKS TO HONOUR THE MULTICULTURAL, SECULAR, SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE ETHIC THAT WAS PART OF THE PRE-COLONIAL GOVERNANCE OF PROTO-BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Kumtuks uses social media to provide the general public with access to knowledge. It explores new narratives and ideas in collaboration with educational institutions. Some content is provided by students and recently graduated journalists working with the Global Civic Policy Society.

The short educational video on social media is one of the more effective ways of sharing information with the general public. Some quotes in the videos have been adjusted for clarity and brevity.

Kumtuks was founded by Sam Sullivan who is a Member of the Order of Canada, a former Mayor of Vancouver and Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

 

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