Current Exhibit

The exhibit explores the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (Tśētsawanexw & Stalaston), 1899-1981. The exhibit focuses on his influence as an advocate for the rights of First Nations Peoples and his career as an actor. It also considers other significant figures, events and milestones in the First Nations rights movement in BC and Canada, and touches on the wider history and portrayal of indigenous people in film and television. The exhibition also connects his esteemed legacy to this place, and enables Tsleil-Waututh members and North Vancouver residents to witness these stories so close to his home.

Public hours and covid-19 protocols

The Nature House will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm on a first come first serve basis. We will be holding reservations for 60-minute safely distanced bubble groups to view the exhibition on Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm.

Visit our Calendly scheduling page to make a reservation. Upon registration, you will receive additional instructions for your visit.

Calendar of Events

Some dates and details TBC. Visit bit.ly/WBTeventbrite for events related to Chief Dan George exhibit


Welcome Reception

June 12, noon – 1:30pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Welcome Reception for the
Chief Dan George Exhibit at Maplewood Flats. There will be words shared from Tsleil-Waututh and local dignitaries. The exhibit explores the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (Tśētsawanexw & Stalaston).

RSVP for this virtual event at bit.ly/ChiefDanGeorgeReception

 
SATURDAYS at 11AM

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, August 21 and 28

 

May 22: Chief Dan George Exhibition Family Conversation
A conversation featuring WBT’s Irwn Oostindie speaking with Chief Dan George grandchildren Charlene and Andrea Aleck about his legacy and family impacts. Irwin also speaks with Maplewood Flats 2021 Artist-in-Residence (and Chief Dan George’s great granddaughter) Rachelle George about her residency while she also shares a reading from Chief Dan’s poetry.

Register to get your tickets

This is the first day to view The Chief Dan George Exhibition (Saturday, May 22) at the Nature House at Maplewood Flats. The show runs through the summer months with many special events.

Fireside Chat, SUNDAYS at 7PM

May 30, June 27, July 25 & August 29

As part of the Chief Dan George exhibit, we will host special guests and members of the George Family.

 

May 30 – This month, Ta7ah Amy George will share reflections on the life and legacy of her father, Chief Dan George.

As part of the Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist Exhibit at Maplewood Flats, Ta7ah Amy George will recite her father’s powerful Lament for Confederation, the famous speech he first delivered in 1967.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/preview?eid=156280391859/

Wild Bird Trust of BC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Throughout May 22-August 29, WBT will be hosting special events and will include programs that coincide with the Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist Exhibit 

Osprey Festival celebrates Chief Dan George’s 122nd Birthday

July 24 – 10:30am to 2:30pm Details TBA

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Dave Unger Dave Unger from Kelowna wrote on June 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm
Chief Dan George will be forever remembered for his wisdom, wit, humor and an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of hearing him speak or see him act.
Chief Dan George will be forever remembered for his wisdom, wit, humor and an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of hearing him speak or see him act.
William Browne William Browne wrote on June 16, 2021 at 3:54 pm
Why isn't this exhibition of Chief Dan George, not rotation throught out the Province of BC? W. Browne
Why isn't this exhibition of Chief Dan George, not rotation throught out the Province of BC?
W. Browne

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