A Photographic Journey into Belonging

As urban cities, farmland, towns, and recreation parks built up around us, our Ancestors are still here, living in the blood of the people of this land. While pop culture, fashion trends and global connection are influencing how people move through society, people residing on and off reserve are living deeply in their culture, engaged socially and politically with the world around them, reviving ancient traditions, re-enforcing a stewardship that guides their climate and lands safely through the first 50 thousand years before contact.

Set in breathtaking Sea to Sky locations from K’emk’emeláy (Vancouver) to Ts’zil (Mount Currie) mountain, the UNCEDED photography exhibit asks the guest to look at the world through a different lens. Marrying regalia, elders, chieftainship with the modern world around us, reshaping how we view our presence here, bringing a sense of belonging to both the viewer and the people celebrated in the exhibit.

Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler for a photographic journey onto the UNCEDED Territories of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw, the Lil’wat7ul and where their territories meet in Whistler, BC. Opened on the winter solstice – December 21, 2022, guests are invited to view the UNCEDED Photography Exhibition in Gallery 3 of the Museum, running until October 8, 2023.

Environmental portrait photography is gratefully provided by Logan Swayze Photography.

We gratefully acknowledge the title sponsorship of
Fairmont Chateau Whistler

and the financial support of:

Tourism Cares
Resort Municipality of Whistler

Read the Press Release 

We raise our hands to all those who supported this exhibition.

We gratefully acknowledge the following Nation members and workers who helped organize photoshoots:

Shawn Turgen
Lucy Neliba
Terri Ann Harry
Jordon Gabriel
Klay Tindall
Rosa Andrews
Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal
Tsawaysia Dominique Nahanee

We gratefully acknowledge the following for hosting us for photoshoots:

Squamish Nation
Lil’wat Nation
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Resort Municipality of Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb
Blackcomb Helicopters
BC Marine Logistics
Nicklaus North Golf Course
District of Squamish
Town of Pemberton
City of Vancouver
Vancouver Parks
BC Parks
Black Mount Logging – Watts Point

We gratefully acknowledge the following:

Meredith Hodder of Peak Productions for producing photo and video shoots.
Michael Levin of Tricera Print for fine art photography printing.
Kim Maitland of The Craft Design Studio
Glen at Cutting Edge Signs for exhibition printing in Whistler
Chris and Dan from White Room Creative
Ryan Reggie Robinson of Downtime Photo


Janalee Budge of Janalee Creative
Jay Trusler of Steller Sight and Sound
Mitch Winton
Lukas Hardieck
Matt De Sousa through Moxley Media


Dec 21, 2022 – Oct 8, 2023


Mix̲alhítsa7 - Alison Pascal


Tsawaysia Dominique Nahanee

Title Sponsor

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Past Exhibit