Chief Mathias Joe (1887-1966) was the first carver to create a large scale Coast Salish totem pole when he carved the Thunderbird Dynasty Pole in 1936, for Prospect Point in Stanley Park to celebrate Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee.
In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour the courage and resilience of Indigenous people in British Columbia by highlighting their struggles for rights and lands. We likewise honour their resistance to the racist prohibitions of the Indian Act.
June is National Indigenous History Month and in keeping with our ongoing commitment to meaningfully respond to the calls to action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we wanted to share a number of important new acquisitions to the museum collection.
Museum of North Vancouver:
Opening late 2020
115 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC.
Archives of North Vancouver:
3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, BC V7K 3E5
3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
Closed until further notice
Tel: 604.990.3700 (ext. 8016)
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The North Vancouver Museum and Archives respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional territory of the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) and Tsleil-Waututh (sel̓íl̓witulh) Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to engage, strengthen and inspire our community on this land.
Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001
Coming to Lower Lonsdale in late-2020 — A new museum for North Vancouver as extraordinary as the community it serves!