A Lasting Impact: The Effect of Residential Schools on the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations

Come discover our community's creative spirit! With works on display on both the Main Floor and the Lower Level, the Library's Art Gallery showcases the talents of established and emerging artists.

This exhibition provides insight into how the residential school experience has affected BC First Nation communities. The residential school system, in operation from 1876 to 1996 across Canada, saw Indigenous children removed from their families and placed in government-sponsored religious schools established to assimilate students into Euro-Canadian culture. Residential schools disrupted Indigenous peoples’ lives, communities and cultures; the human rights abuses inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in the residential school system have lasting impacts into the present day. We invite you to join us in the reconciliation process by learning about our shared history.  

Presented by the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

Image 9008 4838 courtesy of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives


Wednesday, March 29, Art Gallery

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