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To Fish as Formerly


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To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence

June 17 - November 21, 2020

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Curated by XEMŦOLTW Dr. Nicholas Claxton, UVic, School of Child and Youth Care) and Katie Hughes, UVic Department of History, graduate student.

With artists: TEMOSEN Charles Elliott, John Elliott, Chris Paul, Dylan Thomas, Sarah Jim, Temoseng, aka Chasz Elliott and Colton Hash.

To Fish as Formerly tells the story of the SXOLE (the Reef Net Fishery) through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. The exhibition shares the story of the efforts of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people who are revitalizing the belief systems, spirituality, knowledge and practices inherent to the SXOLE.

See FOCUS story by Kate Cino,


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