Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour
Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known.
In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.
The lives and stories of the families and what happened following their forced eviction is not well known or told.
On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.
Full venue description and accessibility information: PAUSE Pavillion
Check in: 11:30 am
Event start: 12:00 pm
Event end: 2:00 pm
Indian Summer Festival & Books 2 Prisoners BOOK DRIVE At the PAUSE Pavilion
Knowing someone cares can change a life.
From Monday July 8th to Sunday July 14th, bring a book to the PAUSE Pavilion to give to someone living behind bars in Canada. Many prisons don’t have libraries, or have very limited and outdated books. Books help minds expand, discover new perspectives, and help people stay connected with the outside world.
- We ARE looking for:
- Books by Indigenous authors of North America (no anthropological texts about First Nations)
- Books by Indigenous authors worldwide
- Books by black writers and other people of colour
- Books by women and queers
- General interest in sciences
- Exercise (including yoga and health),
- Addiction and recovery
- Creative process and art books: drawing, painting, carving and writing
- Popular Fiction
- We CANNOT take (prisons won’t accept)
- Books that are: tattered, torn, highlighted, or with any writing in the margins or inside cover
- Erotica or pornography
- Books that critique the police or prison systems
- Books that demonstrate how to be violent to others (incl. Martial arts)
For more information please visit http://prisonjustice.ca/books-2-prisoners/