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A Place Name Party presented by Kwi Awt Stelmexw
December 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kwi Awt Stelmexw is a non-profit organization new to the arts & culture scene in Vancouver. Our work is to strengthen the Coast Salish heritage, language, culture, and art of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Peoples. Join us at our launch event for the “oh the places you should know” project.
In 1937, City of Vancouver archivist Major Mathews interviewed respected Sḵwx̱wú7meshhistorian August Jack Khatsalano to contribute to the documentation of place names around Vancouver in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Language. This map, written in a shorthand writing system at the time, is now being updated and re-released 78 years later.
Join KWI AWT STELMEXW at our launch party and unveiling of this mapping project that brings together cultural history, language preservation, and re-recognition of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh identity on the social, political, and cultural landscape.
Monday December 21st. Doors at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:00pm.
Hope you can make it 😉
Kwi Awt Stelmexw