The SLCC is a space of sharing and learning, and our team takes pride in welcoming guests from all over the world to connect with our Squamish and Lil’wat Ambassadors. During this World Pandemic, our hearts remain open and eager to continue to share our cultures with you. If you cannot visit us in person, the following online resources share our two distinct cultures through audio, video, and hands-on activities. All can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.
With support from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, take a 360° look around the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre at your leisure with a virtual tour presented by RE/Max Sea to Sky Real Estate and powered by Matterport.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre was host to TEDxWhistler’s 2021 virtual event. Ambassadors sang their songs and welcomed speakers and organizers, under the backdrop of the SLCC’s beautiful Great Hall. The board of directors and staff are proud to witness 2 of our leaders speak at this year’s event. A perfect companion to your day: the words and stories of Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and Kúkwpi7 (Chief) Gélpcal.
We raise our hand in thanks to TEDxWhistler volunteers and organizers for their partnership and good hearts.
A series of virtual conversations on Friday afternoons with Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation influencers. Breaking Bannock will cover a range of topics including community support, artistic inspiration, and storytelling. These remote conversations will be loosely lead by a different host each week, allowing a more organic flow for the range of speakers. Each week will include a question and answer period between listeners and influencers.
A casual conversation with Lil’wat Nation’s Tanina Williams, who shares two traditional stories from Lil’wat and explores the concept of storytelling afterwards.
Join us for a casual conversation with Kwitelut I Kwelaw’ikw Carla George, Squamish Nation, as she shares how she has supported community during COVID-19 with Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph.
Join us for a casual conversation with Levi Nelson, Lil’wat Nation.
Recording coming soon
Learn craft activities lead virtually by Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph, Squamish Nation.
Wool weavings were traditionally worn to protect the heart and the head. Follow along as Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph leads a simple wool weave.
For those who do not have wool, Cheximiya also provides instruction on a simply paper weave.
Up until recently, cedar rope making was a highlight of our hourly guided tour. While we moved away from this activity in an effort to preserve cedar harvesting, we understand some viewers do still have sustainable sources of cedar and wish to learn this technique.
Traditionally, medicine bags were used to hold medicinal herbs or treasures that provided protection for the wearer. Make your own medicine back to carry tobacco, sage, sweet grass or other items deemed special or spiritual, such as crystals or small carvings.
In 2016 we hosted the travelling exhibit Where Are The Children?, spanning over 130 years of the Residential School system depicted through photographs and documents from the 1880s to present day. Through documentation, acknowledgment and education, the goal of the exhibition is also to assist in promoting understanding and reconciliation in Canada about residential schools.
Join the SLCC’s Aboriginal Youth Ambassador Program participants as they tell the story of The Legend of the Serpent on Stawamus Chief using Stop Motion Animation.
A digital, interactive map showing territories, languages, and treaties geographically.
Native Land Disclaimer:
This map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. To learn about definitive boundaries, contact the nations in question.
Also, this map is not perfect — it is a work in progress with tons of contributions from the community. Please send us fixes if you find errors.
As we weave our way through the daily changes and challenges of this global pandemic, we need your support now more than ever. Through donations and membership purchases, the SLCC is able to continue online initiatives such as the live craft demonstrations. Please consider purchasing a membership today.
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