New Vancouver Art Exhibition Addresses Urgent Threats to Indigenous Land and Water

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Trying to wrap your head around the political issues that Indigenous people are facing in Canada?  Locals in Vancouver can now learn more about this topic at the new Indigenous multimedia art exhibition currently being featured at the University of British Columbia.

From now until April 7th, locals can check out Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always at UBC’s Belkin Art Gallery.

During the summer of 2018, Marianne Nicolson worked with several other artists using various mediums including film, video, social media, weaving, animation, drawing,, language and song to address the urgent threats to the land and water.

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Nicolson is a member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation in Kingcome Inlet on B.C.’s central coast.  She wanted to create this space to educate locals on what’s happening in the province.

“I wanted to create a project that would include my community, and help them to have a voice regarding these kinds of very heavy political issues that we were facing,” Nicolson said in an interview with CBC.

GALLERY HOURS

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm -5pm
  • Mondays and Holidays: CLOSED

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always website.