RIVERPEOPLENATIONSTATEPEOPLE: Opening Reception

Please join us on Friday, June 30, 2017 —the eve of Canada150—for riverpeoplenationstatepeople, an exhibition and the start of an unfolding set of displays, questions, and responses recognizing that history is enriched when it is shared through multiple voices.  
 
The Kamloops Museum & Archives (KMA), in partnership with guest curator Tania Willard (Secwépemc Nation), Secwépemc Museum & Heritage Park, and Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation, has produced an exhibition demonstrating a new vision for engagement with the Secwépemc culture. The exhibition deepens the timeline of Canada to acknowledge Indigenous histories and speaks to diverse cultural perspectives on the region’s colonial history.
 
Canada 150 marks 150 years since Confederation. It also marks an opportunity to take stock of ourselves as a nation, a state, and a collection of peoples. Kamloops takes part in making multiple histories every day. The KMA wants to do the best job it can to preserve, present, and activate these stories. riverpeoplenationstatepeople marks the start of a sustained commitment to use the KMA’s space and tools as a sounding board for voices from Kamloops’ oldest and newest cultural communities.

Canada 150 marks the beginning of riverpeoplenationstatepeople