The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler is the first centre of its kind in Canada, located on the shared, traditional territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation.
Two nations have come together to celebrate and share their cultures with the world while creating meaningful employment opportunities for members of both the Squamish Nation, Coast Salish and Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish Nations.
“Boarder X features local and international Indigenous artists that use snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing as mechanisms to demonstrate knowledge and perform relationships with the land,” a spokesperson explained.
Works of art reflect cultural, political, environmental and social perspectives in relation to the landscapes and territories humans occupy.
In partnership with Indigenous Life Sport Academy, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre places the exhibit in Whistler’s landscape through local stories and celebration. Curated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this is Boarder X’s inaugural exhibition in an Indigenous owned building.