Sq’éwlets: A Sto:lo-Coast Salish community in the Fraser River Valley will be on display from Nov. 2 until April 28, 2018 at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Sq’éwlets: A Sto:lo-Coast Salish community in the Fraser River Valley will be on display from Nov. 2 until April 28, 2018 at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Sq’éwlets exhibition opens Thursday

Story of Sto:lo-Coast Salish community on display at Chilliwack Museum

Community collaboration brings Sq’éwlets: A Sto:lo-Coast Salish community in the Fraser River Valley, a story of the Sq’éwlets First Nation, to the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Across the Fraser River, at the confluence of the Fraser and Harrison Rivers, the Sq’éwlets community has lived and prospered since time immemorial.

Now, they are reaching out to Chilliwack and beyond with the launch of the exhibition Sq’éwlets: A Sto:lo-Coast Salish community in the Fraser River Valley. This robust community story, based on the virtual museum (www.digitalsqewlets.ca), presents what it means to be a Sq’éwlets person and community member today.

After displays at the Bill Reid Centre at Simon Fraser University and The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford, the physical exhibition is coming home with its presentation at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Video documentaries, photos, texts, and cherished belongings will all be on display. The museum collaborated with representatives from the Sq’éwlets Nation, the Sto:lo Research and Resource Management Centre, Simon Fraser University and other partners to bring this important presentation to Chilliwack.

Sq’éwlets: A Sto:lo-Coast Salish community in the Fraser River Valley will be on display from Nov. 2 until April 28, 2018 at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives (45820 Spadina Ave.).

The opening reception is set for Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free on Nov. 2.

The Museum and Archives is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $3/adult, $2/seniors and students, free for kids 12 and under. Admission is free for museum members and their guests.