At Sidney Museum
“Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist” Hits the Road!
After a successful showing at the NVMA’s former museum site in Presentation House Arts Centre and U’mista Culture Centre, the “Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist” exhibit is now being hosted at Sidney Museum.
Sidney Museum was established in 1971 with a mandate to acquire, preserve and make available the heritage, culture and interests of the Saanich Peninsula. It has proudly served the Saanich Peninsula community ever since.
The Chief Dan George show focuses on the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899-1981), and his influence as an Indigenous rights advocate as well as his career as an actor. The exhibit also presents a timeline of significant events and individuals in the Indigenous rights movement in BC and Canada. It will run at Sidney until September 2019. Read article from the Sooke News Mirror.
NVMA followers will know that this exhibit was recently honoured by the District of North Vancouver with a Heritage Advocacy Award for Indigenous program collaboration. The NVMA wishes to express its appreciation to the George family for their assistance with the research and content development. More
This exhibit is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage Museums Assistance Program.
Chief Dan George Travelling Exhibition Available
The exhibit described above, that is currently being hosted at Sidney Museum, is available for loan to organizations around the province. The show draws on the NVMA’s archival and artifact collection, including paintings, photographs and memorabilia, and was developed in close collaboration with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the George Family.
Exhibiting venues are encouraged to apply for funding through the Museums Assistance Program’s (MAP) Exhibition Circulation Fund (ECF) to assist with costs of hosting this exhibition. Eligible costs could include loan fees, shipping, insurance, installation and de-installation, marketing, and community engagement activities. Details: Chief Dan George Travelling Exhibition