What is the Sacred Journey exhibit?
This travelling exhibit shares the First Nations’ story of their healing journey through the resurgence of ocean-going canoes along the Pacific Coast.
Told by leaders in today’s canoe resurgence, Sacred Journey combines art, immersive audio, video displays, and interactive experiences.
Produced by SeeQuest Development Co, Greencoast Media, and Heiltsuk Tribal Council and presented by Royal BC Museum. Sacred Journey is an exhibit that tells the story of the resurgence of Northwest Coast canoe cultures.
Click here to learn more about the travelling exhibit.
What is the BÁKVḶÁ photo exhibition?
Featured alongside Sacred Journey will be a photo series on Bákvḷá, a Heiltsuk word that loosely translates as “gathering and harvesting food for winter.” The Bákvḷá photos are interpreted by Heiltsuk elder and residential school survivor Margaret Brown, one of the last fluent Heiltsuk-language speakers in the world.
The series is co-produced by the Heiltsuk Nation and co-curated by Frank Brown, Ayla Brown, and Vina Brown, of the Heiltsuk Nation, and William Knight of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
If you are a canoe family and have questions related to the ceremony program, please contact:
Kathy Brown, SeeQuest Development Co. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-957-8464 or
Hamisinuł, Tom Child, Cultural Support Team, Royal BC Museum | email@example.com | 250-230-4845
For general questions around the event, location etc., please contact:
Naut'sa mawt Event Management | firstname.lastname@example.org