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Starting the Process During the 2020 Quarantine I was fortunate to work from home. Pre-COVID, the Cultural Team at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre had been planning an Ancient Medicines exhibit in 2021, so I was looking forward to developing content, but I was also wondering...

Throughout the summer of 2020, SLCC Ambassador Sutikem Bikadi, Lil’wat Nation, is working on a re-activated exhibit in our Great Hall: the Summer Regalia Series. Building on the six pieces created in summer 2017, Sutikem will continue the creative process of adding adornments and details...

Our forests have a limited amount of cedar trees available to harvest, and we have recently heard from our Nation’s master weavers that cedar trees are being over harvested for their inner cedar bark. In an effort to conserve and sustain this precious resource, the...

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) has released the third volume of Songs From Our Nations, a compilation of twelve traditional songs recorded by SLCC Ambassadors. Building on the success of Songs From Our Nations Volumes 1 and 2, this project fostered Skwxwú7mesh Sníchim (Squamish...

Mixalhítsa7, Alison Pascal in her garden By Mixalhítsa7, Alison Pascal (Lil'wat), Curator at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre As the world rests and resets itself, I’m left thinking about growing up visiting my Grandparents. It was normal to grow and provide food for ourselves; there was an...

Two weeks ago, social distancing (now 'physical distancing', because we need to socially support one another by phone, FaceTime, and other social platforms) wasn't a term many (if any) of us were familiar with, and now our close-knit SLCC Family is coping with the reality...

On Friday, March 20, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre welcomes Whistler locals, visitors, and school groups to view a short documentary film that provides a glimpse into the lives of the 300 indigenous youth from across Canada that took part in the opening ceremonies for...

The First Nations Winter Feast provides a snap shot of Canada’s First Peoples. Guests often arrive eager to see Ambassadors in regalia, hear drumming, and taste cuisine that is authentically Indigenous. We also realize that guests are somewhat unsure of what to expect, though they are keen to learn...

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