We Are Kwantlen

The focus of the We Are Kwantlen exhibit is dialogue and reflection — the connection of modern people with an ancient past that endures and is remembered in many ways.

Important artifacts are not just made of stone and bone- they are also the living legacies of language and art, ceremony and personal ritual. The exhibit celebrates living connections with the past in large black-and-white portraits, in stunning photographic landscapes, and in new art. It profiles Kwantlen members of today as they reflect on these ties, and their reflections are curated alongside important artifacts, including stone tools and weapons millennia-old, a baby basket recovered from the muddy land that has kept it safe for more than 800 years, and a feast bowl that speaks of the importance of gathering.

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