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Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known.

In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.

The lives and stories of the families and what happened following their forced eviction is not well known or told.

On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

 Venue description and accessibility information: Pause Pavilion Venue Information

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time: Check in at 11:30, Event 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Pause Pavilion, 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano), Vancouver

Admission: 1$ - $10 Sliding Scale.

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