A two-day festival of Indigenous art, music and culture will take place at the Museum of Surrey on July 13 and 14. (Photo courtesy Museum of Surrey)

Museum of Surrey to host two-day festival of Indigenous art, culture, music this weekend

‘Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass’ Indigenous art group organizes two day festival of ‘beautiful talent’

The Museum of Surrey will host its largest Indigenous celebration to date this weekend, as First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists and performers showcase art, music, dance and culture in a two-day festival.

Attendees will be able to sample Indigenous wine, grab a bite from a bannock food truck, meet artists and experience a rich cultural history at the free, family-friendly event on July 13 and 14.

Patrick Calihou, co-founder of Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass, the Indigenous art group that is organizing the showcase, said that “this will be a celebration to remember.”

“Through artwork, songs and stories we can experience the unique and beautiful talent that the Indigenous peoples have,” he said.

“This will be the largest Indigenous celebration we’ve hosted to date,” said Lynn Saffery, museum manager. “It’s going to be an incredible, activity filled experience for all ages – one that will showcase Indigenous artists expressing their love and passion for their land through song, dance, art and more.”

There will be performances from fancy dancer Tyler Alan Jacobs, Indigenous hip hop artist Derek Malik Edenshow, Métis jigger Fergus Dalton, and Carlyn Andres, who sill sing in the Katzie Nation dialect of Halq’eméylem.

The festival also provides a rare opportunity to hear from a representative and a descendent of the Group of Seven Indian Artists. Artist Joseph M. Sanchez and Ernie Cobiness, son of the late artist Eddy Cobiness, will give a talk on Saturday at 1 p.m. and discuss how the artist group — which is also known as the Indian Group of Seven — brought Canadian Indigenous Art to the world.

The cultural event is open Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. The Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Ave. in Cloverdale.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CloverdaleMuseum of Surrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Construction underway for new Cloverdale elementary school

The $33 million school is to seat 655 students

George Garrett retires from Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society board

Society completes more than 58,000 trips since 2016

Two Surrey schools report COVID-19 exposures, including second contact for Panorama Ridge

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

B.C. or Ontario? Residential school survivors fight move of court battle

It’s now up to Ontario’s Court of Appeal to sort out the venue question

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

VIDEO: Shots fired outside Langley gas station that was scene of 2018 homicide

No reports of injuries in Saturday evening incident

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Most Read