Stewards of the Land Exhibition

Ta na wa Yúus ta Stitúyntsam̓ / skel7áw̓lh

The Person Who Protects the Land / Steward of the Land


The Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Líl̓wat7úl have been caring for their territory since the beginning of their creation stories. Their stories are written on the land, they use their stories to teach their history and virtues. The Ta na wa Yúus ta Stitúyntsam̓ (The person who protects the land) of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw and the skel7áw̓lh (Steward of the land) of the Líl̓wat7úl are roles shared by all of the responsible and respectable people of their Nations. Historically, there were some who specialized in certain areas but it was a role shared by all. In recent years the roles have been taken up by the Administration Departments who work with partners to care for the land.

This exhibition shares some of the work done to help restore the balance and harmony in the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) territory and the Líl̓wat7úl (Lil’wat Nation) territory with our neighbours and partners.

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre invites guests to experience the exhibition in Gallery 3 of the Museum, opening on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, and running until June 30, 2024.

Curator Tours:
Tuesday, April 30 at 3pm: Media / Allyship Partners / SLCC Members
Friday, May 3 at 1pm: Public Guests
Register in advance at marketing@slcc.ca

The SLCC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia, the First People’s Cultural Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.

The SLCC is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (Closed Monday), and occasionally closes early for private events – plan your visit at slcc.ca/visit 

Read the Press Release


Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal
Tsawaysia Dominique Nahanee


April 30 - June 30


Province of British Columbia
First People's Cultural Council
Canada Council for the Arts
British Columbia Arts Council

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