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Event: New art connects The Reconciliation Pole to Musqueam traditional territory
Media are invited to join an event to celebrate the installation of new artwork co-created by Musqueam master carver Kayám̓ Richard Campbell and Haida master carver and hereditary chief James Hart, 7idansuu (Edenshaw) at the base of The Reconciliation Pole at UBC.
In 2017, Hart’s The Reconciliation Pole: Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (2015-17) was raised at Main Mall and Thunderbird Boulevard.
As part of Hart’s vision for the pole, he invited Campbell to design and carve the artwork for a bronze disc at the base of the pole. The new artwork acknowledges that the pole – which was carved and raised according to Haida tradition – stands on Musqueam territory.
The pole and new artwork were commissioned by the Audain Foundation, with support from The University of British Columbia.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 11, 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Reconciliation Pole at Main Mall, between Agronomy Road and Thunderbird Boulevard.
Closest parking: Thunderbird Parkade, 6085 Thunderbird Blvd, V6T 1Z3 (directions)
RSVP: Media interested in participating can contact [email protected]. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for camera set-up.
- Musqueam honouring ceremony
- UBC, artist and donor remarks
- Richard Campbell, Kayám̓, Musqueam master carver, Elder and archeologist
- James Hart, 7idansuu (Edenshaw), Haida master carver and hereditary chief
- Wayne Sparrow, yəχʷyaχʷələq, Chief of Musqueam Indian Band
- Deborah Buszard, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC