Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen) hosts tonight's community dialogue on reconciliation. As the Welcome Post Project brings together settlers and migrants with Coast Salish People, this creates the opportunity to learn and share. The hot topic of our time is reconciliation — but what often gets ignored is redress. Is reconciliation happening? Is it possible? is it genuine? Bring your questions as we hear from Brandon Gabriel on these important topics.
«Brandon Gabriel is an internationally acclaimed mixed-media artist from the Stó:lō Coast Salish community of Kwantlen. His vivid creative work lends a critical eye to colonial processes that have attempted to relegate his culture to history books and museums. At 37, he has already amassed an impressive body of professional work that spans over 20 years and includes photography, painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, public art installations, and architecture concepts.» (Bio from raspberrymag.ca/brandon-gabriel
In addition to his work as a guest lecturer at universities throughout the Lower Mainland and other artistic endeavours, Brandon engages in curating and community arts projects, and brings a critical perspective on colonialism and settler culture and it's impacts on Coast Salish Peoples.