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
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.
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.
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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