|. . . . to the launch of the Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle.|
The Kerrisdale Community Centre, located in the heart of the Musqueam’s traditional and unceded territory, sits on an ancient Musqueam village site. The centre is committed to seeking new ways of interpreting local places and opening our hearts – ways that include Indigenous perspectives and values. We want to make this new and old knowledge accessible to all, including the next generation of emerging leaders. Accordingly, the centre’s Community Engagement Committee, together with former Musqueam chief Gail Sparrow, is launching the Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle on June 26.
Participants at this free, public event will be invited to engage in cross-cultural dialogue in the presence of Sparrow and learn from one another about place, identity and traditional knowledge. Attendees will also co-create a collage with Musqueam artist Grace Ulu on the theme of Indigenous knowledge and native science as a collaborative concept. The collage will be showcased as public art at our Indigenous Pop-up Library, recently opened in the Seniors Centre lobby.
The Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle launch event will be held 1-4 p.m., June 26, in the Seniors Centre Multipurpose Room. Pre-registration is required, either online or by calling 604-257-8100.