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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebration taking place Sunday at the Bowen Cultural Corner
Simon Daniel James at work on the start of ‘Eagle Descending’ carving for the Cultural Corner stage. / Kathleen Ainscough photo

The Hearth Gallery and the Bowen Island Public Library welcome you to attend our National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the new Cultural Corner stage and patio.

The event is taking place on Sunday, June 25 from 2 to 4 pm. NIPD fell on June 21 officially, but there is always reason to celebrate for more than one day!

We will be unveiling a beautiful cedar carving created by local artist, and recent BC Achievement Foundation Community Award winner, Simon Daniel James Winadzi. Simon’s carving, titled “Eagle Descending” was created specifically to grace the new Cultural Corner stage located on the Library lands outside the Hearth Gallery. We will be unveiling Simon’s carving, and witnessing a ceremony to honour the carver and to bless the carving that will then belong to the Nex̱wlélex̱wm (Bowen Island) community.

Along with the blessing ceremony and carving unveiling, we are privileged to have Bob Baker and the Eagle Song Dancers performing at the event. Join us on Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm to celebrate local Indigenous art and culture at the Cultural Corner stage outside the Library and Hearth Gallery.