Culture Saves Lives Pop Up Shop at 1 E. Hastings St.
Saa-ust Shqalawin (Lifting Up the Hearts and Minds)
Bear Ceremony. Healing Circles. Drumming. Singing. Feast.
914 Eagle Feathers in Oppenheimer Park
National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis #LifeWontWait Vancouver
Caribou Legs Honouring Ceremony
Brad Firth, Caribou Legs, ran 7,400 kilometers from Vancouver to Fort St. Johns to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women. We honoured Brad for the sacrifice and courage of his journey.
We Support Standing Rock
Support for Standing Rock turns into being in hand cuffs …………got busted hanging banner off Granville Street Bridge , BUT not before catching a photo in front of Trumps place
Support for Standing Rock at the 5th DTES Pow Wow & cultural celebration
Culture Saves Lives Artists Support Standing Rock
– Metis artist, Gabriel Squalor raised funds by tattooing Stephanie Big Eagle’s Thunderbird Oceti Sakowin Dakota/Latoka design, sending proceeds to Standing Rock
5th annual Honouring Our Children DTES Pow Wow and cultural celebration
“21 photos of the 2016 Culture Saves Lives powwow that show off the power of First Nations children” as featured by Travis Lupick in the Georgia Straight, September 27th, 2016. Photos by Kent Apa’tsti Danielson
More photos by @RobbynBenPhotography… thanks Robbyn!
21 Drums for 21 Children
Led by Tutchone artist, John Sam, Culture Saves Lives made 21 drums in two days to give away to children at the 5th DTES Pow Wow and cultural celebration.
In partnership with RainCity Housing and the PHS Community Services Society, Culture Saves Lives presents the Knowledge Keepers Sharing Series at Woodwards Community Housing, addressing culture, tradition, ceremony, as well as the challenges and beauty of working across culture and in the Downtown Eastside.
These circles are open to community members, practitioners, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of First Nations cultures and communities.
The Big Drum
Slax’in Medicine Gala
Our Slax’in feather gala was a huge success. Thank you to all the artists who participated and to all the supporters who came out and bought a feather!
1st Prize: John Sam (Featured design on Culture Saves Lives T-shirts and Hoodies) 2nd Prize: Garnet Tobacco 3rd Prize: Singing Frog Preschool
Making the Big Drum
Local artist Tutchone John Sam lead the CSL teams in the making of a big drum for the community
Local Anishnaabe artist Larissa Healey was commissioned to create a mural for the Chill Lounge at Insite
The painting went up on the day of the Insite anniversary held at the urban folk garden
Slax’in Medicine Project
The plants, earth, and sky, all four-leggeds, wingeds, and two-leggeds are medicines that give life. We, as human beings, are medicine for each other.
To lift the spirits of the people, 30+ First Nations community artists painted 4-foot wooden feathers. The feathers remain in community spaces as symbols of hope, healing, and sovereignty.
‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ Anti-Violence March
World’s Biggest Medicine Wheel
Ceremony at SBC Skate Park (The Legendary Smiling Buddha
Hastings Urban Farm Community Event
World’s Largest Eagle Staff
Sharing Our Wisdom Report Release at Canada Place
‘Culture Saves Lives’ March with Residential School and Foster Care Survivors and Medicine Wheels initiative
Beginning of Campaign