Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Return of the G’psgolox Pole
Cultural Experience film and dialogue dinner series: Stories of Repatriation April 25
Released by Francine Douglas, SRC
veryone is welcome to the beautiful Stó:lō Resource Centre to be a part of the Film and Dinner Dialogue Series focusing on Stories of Repatriation.
The first event to launch the series is on Thursday April 25th at 6pm at the SRC at 10-7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC.
Beginning with a traditional Stó:lō welcome and a dinner by donation, the hosts—the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre and the House of Respect Care Taking Committee will feature the film, The Return of the G’psgolox Pole, pronounced GUPS-go-lux. Afterwards, Elders, leaders and experts in the area will be available to engage with the community in a dialogue about the issues of repatriation, including cultural and sacred property and ownership.
The Return of the G’psgolox Pole, directed by Gil Cardinal, is about a sacred mortuary pole that went missing from a Haisla village in 1929. Sixty years later, it was discovered in the Stockholm Museum in Sweden. After 15 years of negotiations, discussions and delays, the pole was returned to the community.
This film series is brought to you in partnership with the Stó:lō Research and Resource Centre, the House of Respect Care Taking Committee and Sto:lo Tourism within the Cultural Experience Series. The goal is to create community connections and understanding amongst the Stó:lō and Stó:lō neighbors by focusing on art, culture, and history.
Please join and share our Facebook event page and visit us online at www.stolonation.bc.ca/tourism.
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