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Indigenous Art On Campus

In 2023 SFU commissioned four works of public art to acknowledge, honour and respect the unceded traditional territories of the south of the Fraser River First Nations where SFU’s Surrey campus is located. 

Each of the artworks are grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and are more than static displays. They are platforms for learning that invite audiences to deepen their understanding of Indigenous peoples' traditions and their relationship with the land.

As permanent installations on the campus, the art not only helps create a welcoming space for SFU’s Indigenous faculty, staff, students and alumni, but also Surrey’s growing urban Indigenous communities and visitors from across the Lower Mainland, the country and around the world.

The pieces are produced by Indigenous artists, Phyllis Atkins, and her son, Noah (Kwantlen First Nation), Rain Pierre (Katzie First Nation), and Roxanne Charles and Leslie Wells, both assisted by Easton Arnouse (Semiahmoo First Nation).

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