"The residential school system is older than Confederation itself, having lasted from 1831 to 1996, and represents a dark aspect of Canadian history. These government-sponsored, church-run schools aimed to assimilate Indigenous children by taking them away from their families and forcibly eradicating their cultural identity. Residential schools have left a horrible legacy that survivors, communities and families are still struggling to overcome and heal from to this day."
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
- "Learn about Musqueam culture and history from Musqueam people.
- "Understand the important role of language and stories in communicating knowledge through exposure to hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ stories and place names.
- "Familiarize yourself with Musqueam's ancestral territory, our ancient roots, and the efforts we continue to exert to safeguard our home and our future.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
"Warrior Games is a youth-oriented television series that explores traditional Aboriginal sports through the eyes of gregarious host and apprentice, Steve Sxwithul'txw. Each week, Steve travels to a new territory and meets with Aboriginal youth who mentor him in their traditional as well as contemporary sports. As Steve trains..., he also discovers a deeper understanding of the culture, history and identity of the youth he eventually competes against. Warrior Games will showcase the extraordinary cultural traditions, athleticism, and personal well-being in today's Aboriginal youth.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
"The autumn season is upon us, and soon it will be Halloween. This time of year brings with it decisions on costume choice. While dressing up is meant to be fun and exciting, it also runs the risk of offending others with costumes that are offensive to other cultures. Halloween offers the opportunity to discuss costume choices with both colleagues and students We need to encourage others not to mimic cultural, racial or ethnic groups."
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
"At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:a)Look critically at artifacts to compare and contrast various ways of weaving.b)Understand that the relationship between environment, natural resources and tradition in the Coast Salish culture.c)Experiment with various materials to create a woven artwork."
Monday, October 2, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
"Show support for those who attended residential schools across Canada. As September 30th falls on a Saturday this year, organizations are encouraged to show their support on Friday, September 29th. I encourage everyone who wishes to participate to wear orange next Friday and show your support!For more information visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/about.html "
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Artist Talk with Marianne Nicolson - October 26, 2017
Marianne Nicolson will talk about her practice in relation to her new work developed for UrbanScreen, The Way In Which It Was Given to Us. She will be joined in conversation by writer Siku Allooloo. The event will open with Semiahmoo welcoming remarks by Roxanne Charles.
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue
Date & Time:
October 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, September 25, 2017
"This guide is intended to help researchers locate material on British Columbia First Nations at the BC Archives as well as to provide referrals to related resources available elsewhere. It is not meant to be a general research guide on the subject, which is both broad in scope and complex in terms of the records available. Some introductory works and general guides are listed[...] as well as some useful internet resources. Call numbers have been provided for items in our collection. The urls for linked items can be found in Appendix 2."