Indigenous Experiences in the Fraser Valley
Although distinct in their respective cultures and beliefs, their voices, like colourful threads, weave together to form a rich tapestry, one that tells the shared story of a deep and sacred connection to nature and its inhabitants. As caretakers of the land, First Nations Peoples have protected and nurtured the magnificent natural surroundings that make the Fraser Valley a wonderful place to be. We encourage you to listen and learn from the first voices of this land, but where can you start? Here are some incredible places in the Fraser Valley to learn more about its Indigenous roots and ways to support Indigenous artists and Indigenous-owned businesses. From cultural tours, interpretive centres, and outdoor adventures to art galleries and shops, we invite you to surround yourself with the rich and multi-faceted Indigenous experiences of the Fraser Valley.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work, play and travel on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and shared territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, Leq’á:mel, Sema:th, Matheqwí, Qwó:ltl’el, Sq’éwlets, Aitchelitz, Shxwha:y, Skowkale, Squiala, Soowahlie, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose, Cheam, Skwah, Kwaw Kwaw apilt, Douglas, Seabird Island, Sts’Ailes, Samahquam, Sq’ewá:lxw, Skatin, Chawathil, Shxw’ow’hamel, Xwoxwela:lhp, Peters, Popkum, Skawahlook, Spuzzum, Boston Bar, and Boothroyd First Nations.
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