Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen) hosts a second community dialogue on reconciliation with a focus on how each one of us can embrace reconciliation on various levels in our lives. As the Welcome Post Project brings together settlers and migrants with Coast Salish People, this creates the opportunity to learn and share. The hot topic of our time is reconciliation – but what often gets ignored is redress. Is reconciliation happening? Is it possible? is it genuine? How can I participate? Bring your questions as we engage in a deeper conversation with Brandon Gabriel on these important topics.
“Brandon Gabriel is an internationally acclaimed mixed-media artist from the Stó:lō Coast Salish community of Kwantlen. His viv…id creative work lends a critical eye to colonial processes that have attempted to relegate his culture to history books and museums. At 37, he has already amassed an impressive body of professional work that spans over 20 years and includes photography, painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, public art installations, and architecture concepts.” (Bio from http://www.raspberrymag.ca/brandon-gabriel)
In addition to his work as a guest lecturer at universities throughout the Lower Mainland and other artistic endeavours, Brandon engages in curating and community arts projects, and brings a critical perspective on colonialism and settler culture and it’s impacts on Coast Salish Peoples.
We are excited about our partnership with Kinder Books, who will be hosting a fundraiser at this event with partial proceeds of all sales going to the project. The fundraiser will continue online at
Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
July 20 and August 24, from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the Noons Creek hatchery. Check our Facebook post for updates.
Find us over the Noons Creek footbridge to the very right of the Port Moody Recreation Centre on Ioco Road.