Ancient Medicines: From Feast to Famine to Freedom

From Feast to Famine to Freedom

Gallery 3: June 21, 2022 – December 4, 2022

The Ancient Medicine Exhibit explores the complex health journey of Indigenous People. In the exhibition we learn about some medicinal plants, see them as they are used today and how people are managing chronic illnesses caused by the interruption of our natural diet. View artwork of that explores the journey of artists in relation to these themes, living plants we use. Join us as we reconnect with our traditional health and wellness.

Featuring Artwork from:

Rosalie Dipscu (Lil’wat Nation)
Levi Nelson (Lil’wat Nation)
Tiyaltwelwet Melanie Rivers (Squamish Nation)
Shayla Wallace (Lil’wat Nation)
Nanatcw n Kakusent Tanina Williams (Lil’wat Nation)
Saopalaz Lucille Joseph (Lil’wat Nation)

Official Opening:
TUESDAY JUNE 21, 10am – 12pm

Stay tuned for Guest Speaker Series throughout 2022

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the

Province of British Columbia through the
150 Time Immemorial Grant Program
Canada Council for the Arts
Tourism Cares

Special Thank you to:

All of our Ancestors, Elders and Knowledge Keepers who have worked tirelessly to preserve and protect the teachings of our traditional medicines.  Thank you to all who help to share what you have learned, thank you to those who work with the plants. A special thank you to those who work to create fairness and equality in Western Medicine Institutions to ensure the safety of Indigenous People.

First Nations Health Authority
Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Authority
Lil’wat Nation
Environmental Youth Alliance
Harmony Garden
Histoire Sociale/Social History
Dr. Ian Mosby
Brittani Peters- Haláw̓
Tsawaysia Spukwus Dominique Harry

Read the Press Release

Listen to CBC The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn interview with SLCC Curator Mix̲alhítsa7 – Alison Pascal


June 21 - Dec 4, 2022


Mix̲alhítsa7 - Alison Pascal

Past Exhibit