Culture at the Centre

We are the land. Our languages grow from the land. Our histories are written in the land. Our futures rely on the land.
Pam Brown, Heiltsuk, MOA curator

Land, language, and culture are inextricably linked. The knowledge that everything is interconnected is a world view shared by all represented here. To demonstrate this interconnectedness, the communities draw on their teachings, ancient stories, and material and cultural riches.

Six communities are showcased, represented through five cultural centres: Musqueam (Musqueam Cultural Education Centre), Squamish (Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre), Lil’wat (Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre), Heiltsuk (Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre), Nisg̱a’a (Nisg̱a’a Museum) and Haida (Haida Gwaii Museum andHaida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay).

Explore land and language following six stories that connect these communities to their territories using this printable knowledge path.