The work of the Bill Reid Centre take place at the intersection of the visual and material belongings of Coastal First Peoples, cultural heritage, and new media. Our projects aim to unsettle dominant narratives, re-examine previous scholarship, and question current academic and institutional practices. We are committed to listening, learning, and acting in ways that respect and uphold Indigenous priorities.
The dugout canoe is an integral part of Northwest Coast society, representing a sophisticated art form and a symbol of cultural identity.Learn More
About the Bill Reid Centre
The Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies (BRC) was founded in 2005 by Dr. George MacDonald, Bill Reid's friend and colleague. The Centre aims to support reconciliation by creating a vibrant collaborative space founded on respect and admiration of differences, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, artists, students, curators, and cultural practitioners come together to share their diverse ways of knowing, being and doing.