Dear community, we are inviting you to join us to celebrate 2024 National Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, June 20, from 11AM to 2PM, at Clinton Park near the fieldhouse (2690 Grant St. Vancouver)

We want to dedicate this day to recognizing and honoring the diverse cultures of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island, fostering understanding, appreciation, and connection among our community members. There will be food, games, performances, educational & information booths, as well as a marketplace at the event.

This beautiful poster is designed by Marisa Law, a young and emerging Indigenous youth artist, as well as one of our participants from Frog Hollow Make It Program (IG: @arthollow ) . We hold our hands up to her meaningful work and the powerful message she generously shared through the artwork. (IG: @marisacraftsthings )

🌸Artist Statement🌸
“Creating this piece was a deep reflection on what being Indigenous means to me as a youth and as an artist. I wanted to capture the statement “All My Relations. It is written in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim and nsyilxcən, as they belong to the host nations and my nation. The artwork I created tells the story of how we are all one and connected on many different levels. From the aging trees and elders come wise knowledge and strength. We are able to see in each piece of park and stump just how much life was blessed. From death comes rebirth of new. The feathers represent our ancestors who provide us protection, guidance and to acknowledge what/who came before us. To recognize who paved the way for us to live, breathe, work and love here today. To say All My Relations is to know that we are in every fabric of life. We are the water, the fires, the wind, the blades of grass, the birdsong, the laughter is our medicine and every single grain of sand is an ancestor to us. The stars are our compass and they guide us with care for they are all people we have known and loved.

May we all take care of each other as we are one.”

We hope to see you there.

All my relations🤲

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