30 May National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations June 21, 2023
National Indigenous Peoples Day – Wednesday, June 21
FREE ADMISSION gratefully provided by Proud Partner CIBC, on June 21, July 1, and July 2.
Celebrate the spirit of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Experience lively performances by the Spiritual Warriors and the Spo7ez Performance Team, Curator talks in the UNCEDED Exhibition, live carving, Artists Market on the Mezzanine, and kid’s craft activities throughout the day. Explore authentic First Nations artwork and keepsakes in the Gallery and Gift Shop, and enjoy Indigenous-inspired cuisine at the Thunderbird Café.
Throughout Canada, the day brings a time to recognize and celebrate the unique and diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is proud to be the heart of authentic connections to the original peoples of the shared territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl in Whistler.
8 – 9:15 am Yoga in the Istken Hall in partnership with Lululemon
10 – 4 pm Artists Market
10 am Unceded Exhibition Curator Talk
11 am Sister Pole Blessing – Artist Xwalacktun Squamish Nation (Salish Summer Carving Series)
11 am Guided Interpretive Forest Walk
11 – 2 pm Satellite Cafe in Longhouse
12:30 pm Cultural Sharing with Spo7ez Performance Team
1 pm – 2 pm Spiritual Warriors
2 – 4 pm Kids Crafts and Colouring
3 pm Unceded Exhibition Curator Talk
3:30 – 5 pm Indigenous Film – Indian Road Trip from Director Allan Hopkins (N’Quatqua Nation) in partnership with Whistler Film Festival
To see full programming for National Indigenous History Month in June visit: slcc.ca/nihm