Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) blessing ceremony to honour streetlight banner artist Sinámkin (Jody Broomfield)

Jun 22, 2022

Everyone is invited to a traditional Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) blessing ceremony on Thursday, June 23, to honour artist Sinámkin (Jody Broomfield) and learn the story behind the design of new streetlight banners installed along the Spirit Trail in Ambleside Park, the waterfront parks, and the Centennial Seawalk. 

Event details

Date/time: Thursday, June 23 at 4 p.m.

Location: Millennium Park (15th Street & Argyle Avenue)

About the project

To honour and recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, West Vancouver's Cultural Services department, in partnership with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), hosted a call for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh artists to design a streetlight banner. Five artists submitted their work for consideration. The jury consisted of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw members and staff, and a representative of West Vancouver's Public Art Advisory Committee, who reviewed and selected the design. 

The chosen streetlight banner design by Sinámkin (Jody Broomfield) is titled Wa ayás kwis es i chap tl'i? (With peace, we welcome you all).

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