Indigenous centre in Whistler relieved to welcome back, reinvigorate visitors

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A7xwil Travis Billy and Sutikem Bikadi wear handmade masks designed by Indigenous artists. The colourful masks are available for sale at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.

In Whistler, staff at the

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

couldn’t wait to reopen.

Closed for more than three months, the centre welcomed people back for the first time on Friday with an estimated 60 visitors spread throughout the day said Heather Paul, the centre’s executive director.

The driving force behind reopening were the young staff, she said, about 90 per cent of whom are from the Squamish and Lil’wat nations on whose traditional lands Whistler is located.

“This place is their second home,” she said. “The purpose that we serve is to …read more


Source:: Vancouver Sun – Business

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