Nchem?u?s Day at Presentation House Theatre

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The public is invited to a fun day of sharing with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, artists and storytellers on August 25th for Nchem?u?s Day at Presentation House Theatre (“PHT”) in North Vancouver.

Nchem?u?s Day - Original artwork by Xwalacktun
Nchem?u?s Day – Original artwork by Xwalacktun

Celebrating “people coming together”, this free annual community event features artwork unveilings, a carving demonstration, traditional and untraditional storytelling, stand-up comedy, and the chance to join in some friendly rivalry in the ancient Indigenous game of Slahal.

This year’s event offers a public glimpse into the deep ongoing work taking place at PHT to strengthen relationships with neighbouring Indigenous communities, and to learn, unlearn and decolonize company practices and procedures.

Participating Squamish Nation leaders and artists include Chief Ian Campbell, Chief Janice George and Willard “Buddy” Joseph, Elder Lisa Lewis, Elder Sam Seward, Keith Nahanee, Knowledge Keeper Rebecca Duncan with Spakwus Slolem, Xwalacktun, and Swalklanexw Dallas Guss

Over the years, PHT has worked with each of these artists individually developing collaborative projects and commissioning artwork for its spaces. Nchem?u?s Day marks the first time all of the artists will come together at the theatre

Nchem?u?s Day at Presentation House Theatre

  • When: August 25, 2022 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Where: Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver)
  • Admission: Free! Register online in advance, walk-ups welcome

The event‘s open house format allows people to move between various sessions and activities at their own pace.

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