National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day!

The land now known as Whistler lies in the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation.

There are many ways to celebrate and learn more about the Skw̲xw̲ú7mesh Nation and the Lílw̓at Nation as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day (and throughout the year):

  • visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, with free admission offered on Monday, June 21 from 10am – 5pm and tours on the hour; watch the Spo7ez Performance Team Drum Circle in Whistler Village at 4pm
  • join Linda Epp and Arts Whistler in Olympic Plaza between 1-5 pm for activities with Indigenous and non-Indigenous hosts, featuring art activities, information and conversation about pathways and actions for Reconciliation
  • learn about the Whistler Library’s new Indigenous Collection and upcoming programs in Olympic Plaza from 1-5 pm
  • check out the story-telling art of Squamish Nation hereditary Chief Ian Campbell at the Maury Young Arts Centre from 11 am – 5pm
  • explore the First Peoples’ Map of BC, the interactive map of the Indigenous Languages, Arts and Heritage in BC launched last week by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council
  • watch Whistler 101: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, presented by Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal, Curator at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
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