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New SLCC exhibit combines boards and connection to the land

Boarder X will feature both local and international Indigenous artists
SLCC courtesy of Tourism Whistler
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is set to host a new exhibit called Boarder X starting on April 29.

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is set to launch a new exhibit on April 29.  

Boarder X will feature both local and international Indigenous artists who use snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing as ways to show their knowledge of and connection to the land. 

“It’s a bit of a risk we’re taking, aiming at a demographic we don’t usually see coming through our doors, but I believe in the message and the great asset of this youthful town. Our connection to the land, whether through recreation, art, or sustainable stewardship, is a feeling we all share together,” says Heather Paul, executive director of the SLCC.  

The show—which aims to “reflect cultural, political, environmental, and social perspectives in relationship to the landscapes and territories we occupy,” according to a release—was curated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The upcoming exhibit, however, marks its first time in an Indigenous-owned building.

For more, stay tuned to slcc.ca.