Contemporary Art

July 2008-December 2009

We are the people of the land. Our culture is a reflection of it. As the world around us changes and grows, so do our nations. As Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxumixw and L̓il̓wat7ulh we walk in two worlds both traditional and contemporary.

This exhibition shows how we have brought our traditional artwork and included it in our contemporary athletic equipment, and clothing. See how we adapt to new mediums such as glasswork, beadwork and metal.

“Everything we do today will someday be traditional.”-X̲álek̲ Sekyú Siy̓ám̓, Chief Ian Campbell

Pélpala7wit I ucwalmícwa múta7 ti tmícwa. The people and the land are one.


Hereditary Chief Janice George-Co-Curator &
Mamaya7 Lois Joseph-Co-Curator

Special Thanks

Squamish Nation Chief & Council
Lil’wat Nation Chief & Council


Vanoc, Spirit of BC, Cannex building Supplies, MacDonald Development, 2010 Legacies Now, Deloitte & Touche LLP, ATCO Group, Ratcliff & Company LLP, Compass Group, F.K. Morrow Foundation, Vancity, Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, Barclay PLC, First Peoples Heritage Language & Cultural Council, and Canada Council for the Arts


July 2008-December 2009

Past Exhibit