The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líḻwat7ul Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler is a non-profit registered charity*, an Indigenous-owned organization, and employs over 90% Indigenous Ambassadors. All proceeds are invested into meaningful employment, training (including Indigenous Youth Ambassador Program) and cultural revitalization programs for the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Lil̓wat7úl (Lil’wat Nation), through the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líḻwat7ul Cultural Centre.
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Lil̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC) is the result of a pioneering and collaborative partnership between our two distinct nations: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl. The SLCC shares our two distinct cultures as a means to foster greater understanding of Indigenous peoples around the world. Whistler, a world-class resort destination, is situated on our shared territory, making it a natural setting for our authentic and distinctive cultures to be shared with an international audience. Daily operations at the SLCC include cultural sharing, museum tours, dining, and shopping opportunities that connect visitors with our knowledgeable Cultural Ambassadors.
The SLCC is proud to be named in The Original Original Accreditation Program with Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). The Original Original mark of excellence recognizes the SLCC as one of Canada’s best Indigenous tourism experiences and assures visitors of a quality tourism experience, and an authentic Indigenous (Indigenous-owned) business. While many businesses offer an Indigenous experience, not all Indigenous tourism experiences directly support Indigenous individuals, families and communities. The Original Original mark is the first of its kind and gives consumers peace of mind in knowing that they are directly supporting Indigenous Peoples.
Your donation to the SLCC directly supports meaningful employment to our Indigenous community, and celebrates our living culture – song, storytelling and exhibitions for the world to witness. We raise our hands to you for investing in an authentic Indigenous organization – honouring the distinctive living culture of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Lil’wat7ul on the shared territory where Whistler resides.
*Registered name: The Spo7ez Cultural Centre and Community Society
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