Coast Salish Connections – An Elder’s Story 

Exhibit @ The Hornby Island Community Hall

July 30 – August 7

Created under the direction of Cultural Knowledge Keeper and Pentlatch Descendant, Elder Barb Whyte (Billy)

Coast Salish Connections, both past and present, run deep on Hornby Island. This audio-visual exhibit is a recognition and a celebration, as the ongoing investigation demonstrates a rich history, living memories and current day lives and family ties on Hornby Island. The voices of the Elders guide us through this directional exhibit. Meaningful connections are unearthed, the past acknowledged, and a magnificent culture shows its beauty, wisdom, power and resilience.

Friday, July 30 – 1 pm     

Welcome with Elder Barb Whyte (Billy) and Exhibit Tour with the Elders 

Coast Salish Workshops: (schedule TBA)

Cedar Rose Making Workshop with Pamela Mitchell

Plant Medicine and Traditional Foods with Elder Barb Whyte (Billy)

A Residential School Conversation with Elders Verna Wallace and Barb Whyte (Billy)

Presented in partnership by Hornby Arts and The Hornby Festival. Hornby Arts and The Hornby Festival respectfully acknowledge the many Indigenous connections to Hornby Island. This is one Elders’ story.

We look forward to releasing the rest of our lineup in the coming weeks!