Cedar Ceremony

August 19, 2020
Community Project

About the Program

On August 19th, 2020, Wes Nahanee led a ceremony for the removal of a cedar tree at Brewer's Park. The Vancouver Parks Board was removing the cedar as part of the remediation of Brewer's Park. Mount Pleasant community member, Leona Brown, attended the Parks Board's meetings and suggested to them that the cedar should be given to Indigenous artists to work with. Through Leona's work, one of the main branches was given to Jolene Andrew and Eric MacPherson to carve Supernatural Mystical Animals and Birds as part of Nu chexw kw’átchnexw kwétsi sḵel̓áw̓? // Can you See Beaver?


2020.0819 CED


Brewer's Park
4175 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5N 4M9
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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