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Events

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is an exquisite events venue in Whistler, hosting SLCC cultural workshops and community events, and is also available to host private events, meetings, conferences, and weddings.
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH IN JUNE

Immerse yourself in cultural sharing during National Indigenous History Month in June at the SLCC. Experience a Holistic Tour and Tea Offering as part of the Nourish Whistler Wellness Series in June, or join a Craft Workshop, or a guided Interpretive Forest Walk. Experience a vibrant day of programming on Friday, June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY – FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024

Friday, June 21, 8 am – 5 pm

FREE ADMISSION gratefully provided by Proud Partner CIBC and programming by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Celebrate the spirit of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday, June 21, 2024. Experience immersive cultural programming, including an Artist’s Market, weaving demonstrations, storytelling, a speaker series, a fashion show, a comedy show and family craft activities throughout the day.

Learn more at slcc.ca/nipd

Forest Tour

Interpretive Forest Tour and Tea Offering

HOLISTIC TOUR & INDIGENOUS TEA OFFERING

Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 12 pm

Price: $49

Experience an authentic Indigenous wellness tour with Cultural Ambassadors through the Salish Forest followed by a tea offering. Beginning with a welcome song, short film and brief introduction to the Centre, a Cultural Ambassador will guide an interpretive forest walk, presenting herbs and medicinal plants that grow in the region. Following in the Longhouse, guests learn and savour the healing benefits of traditional teas, served with First Nations traditional Bannock.

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Craft Workshops

Join Ambassadors for a variety of craft workshops throughout June to celebrate National Indigenous History Month!

Deer Hide Cuff Workshop

DEER HIDE CUFF WORKSHOP

Sunday, June 2, 3 pm
Thursday, June 27, 3 pm

Price $20

Join us to unlock the secrets of braiding with a single piece of leather, mastering the ‘magic braid’ or ‘mystery braid’ to fashion your own Cuff Bracelet. Take pride in creating your own small piece of Leather Regalia, honoring tradition while embracing your own unique expression.

DREAMCATCHER WORKSHOP

Thursday, June 6, 3 pm
Sunday, June 9, 3 pm

Price $20

Weave a vibrant dreamcatcher with feathers, beads, sinew, and a suede-wrapped hoop. Dreamcatchers are a craft shown to us by our neighbouring First Nations trading partners who lived in the prairies and East Coast of Canada.

Medicine Bag

MEDICINE BAG WORKSHOP

Sunday, June 16, 3 pm

Price $20

Use buckskin, beads and hide lacing to craft a handmade medicine bag! Traditionally, medicine bags were used hold medicinal herbs or treasures that provide protection for the wearer.

Mini Toy Drum

4″ MINI DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP

Thursday, June 20, 3 pm
Sunday, June 23, 3 pm

Price: $20

Make your own miniature version of a traditional Salish hand drum using deer hide, sinew and a frame, then customize it with design work, feather and beads. In the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations’ traditions the drum symbolizes the heartbeat of our people.

Paddle Rattle

CEDAR PADDLE RATTLE WORKSHOP

Sunday, June 30, 3 pm

Price: $45

Make a wooden paddle rattle using wooden pre-cut wood and copper beads. Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations rattles or shakers are instruments that are used in ceremonies and community songs.

Stewards of the Land Exhibition

Ta na wa Yúus ta Stitúyntsam̓ / skel7áw̓lh

Open April 30 – July 1, 2024

The Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Líl̓wat7úl have been caring for their territory since the beginning of their creation stories.  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.

Declaration of Lillooet Tribes Exhibition

Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes

Open May 10 – Dec 1, 2024

This exhibition shares the history of the Chiefs of eleven communities that came together to sign the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes, on May 10, 1911. These St̓at̓y̓emc Nation communities including the Lil’wat Nation share the same culture and language with Southern, Northern, and the Lakes dialects, and they gather together each year to celebrate Declaration Days.

To learn more visit  slcc.ca/exhibits/declaration/

Xwalacktun Carving

New House Post carved by Xwalacktun 

Admire the new carved house post now standing at the entrance to the SLCC Istken Hall on Lorimer Road. Carved by Master Carver Xwalacktun and Apprentice Brandon Hall, the house post honours the Hereditary Chiefs who came together to form the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) in 1923.

To learn more visit  slcc.ca/carving/

Go Whistler Tours App featuring the Art and Storytelling of the Skwxwu7mesh and Lil'wat7ul.

SLCC Storytelling Featured in Go Whistler Tours App
The SLCC is proud to share authentic art and storytelling through the Go Whistler Tours App – created by Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Thoughtfully curated by SLCC Curator Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal, the Art & Storytelling of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl – walking tour weaves its way through the Village to nine locations that are culturally significant to the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation starting at and returning to the SLCC.

To learn more visit slcc.ca/slcc-go-whistler-app/

Tours

Knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors share their cultural teachings with guests during guided tours; visit our Group Tours page for more information.

Host at the Thunderbird Cafe

Thunderbird Café

Discover our unique style of modern First Nation’s cuisine such as bannock, salmon and venison. Visit the Thunderbird Café.

Gallery & Gift Shop

Discover our unique selection of First Nations merchandise ranging from handcrafted works of art, to home accents, clothing and accessories, jewellery, pottery, baskets, books and souvenir merchandise. Visit the Gallery & Gift Shop.

Weddings and Events

Weddings at the SLCC are some of the most spectacular; learn more about our venue as your wedding location by visiting slcc.ca/weddings.

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