Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Kwikwetlem: Red Fish up the River

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A new exhibition at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Kwikwetlem: Red Fish up the River features Kwikwetlem First Nation cultural objects and regalia, contemporary and archival documentation and contemporary Coast Salish art, including works by Jody Broomfield (Squamish), Darren Blaney (Homalco), Darlene Gait (Esquimalt), Fred Hulbert (Kwikwetlem) and Chrystal Sparrow (Musqueam). It explores the importance of the salmon in Coast Salish culture, including Kwikwetlem First Nation’s efforts to return sockeye to the Coquitlam Lake and River. It will also showcase the band’s other initiatives to renew their cultural practices, including a canoe building project featured in the film Te Sleq’alquels te Slexwelh, “The Journey of the Canoe.” This is the first public exhibition focused on Kwikwetlem First Nation.

The exhibition runs from September 16 – November 5, 2011.  Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, noon to 5pm.  Admission is free.  For more information call 604.927.6550.

Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a science advisor to the Kwikwetlem First Nation in their efforts to restore the Coquitlam River and Coquitlam River sockeye.  For more information on our work with the Kwikwetlem First Nation, see our Water Use Planning page or the Metro Vancouver website Working together for the Coquitlam Watershed and Kwikwetlem Sockeye.

 

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