Walking Tour: Unsettled Sites
Saturday, May 28 2016, 1pm
SFU Gallery, Burnaby
This walking tour is being held in relation to the exhibition Unsettled Sites curated by Tarah Hogue.
Adam Gold, Valeen Jules and Cease Wyss will lead a poetry and walking tour of Burnaby Mountain. They will discuss the intersections of Indigenous plant knowledge and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline protests.
Adam Gold is a land defender and 60’s scoop survivor of Heiltsuk, Tsimshian, and German ancestry. He has been involved with organizing around land defense since 2013.
Valeen Jules is a young poet and motivational speaker from the Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw nations. She has been public speaking and performing poetry since the movement on Burnaby Mountain in November 2014. Valeen's words are inspired by decolonial love and she hopes to use this artistic avenue to help recreate our society into a community and a future worth living for.
T'uy't'tanat - Cease Wyss is Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:Lo/ Hawaiian/Swiss and lives and works in her ancestral lands and waters. She is a multidisciplinary artist and a traditionally trained ethnobotanist. Her work is culturally and spiritually based, and often site specific.
This event will leave from SFU Gallery at 1PM and conclude at approximately 3PM. Please wear comfortable footwear. Rain or shine.
For more informationon the exhibition, click here.