The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art shares the striking new exhibition Yahguudangang – To Pay Respect: The Repatriation Journey of the Haida Nation.
The Haida Nation have identified over 12,000 stolen or sold ceremonial objects, belongings, and ancestral human remains in the last century.
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Yahguudangang showcases more than 1,000 vivid images of such artifacts, offering a powerful and transformative look at one nation’s drive to reclaim its cultural treasures and history.
Shaped by their core philosophy ‘Yahguudangang’ – the act of paying respect – the Haida Nation continues to blaze a path of repatriation. It seeks to bring ancestral artifacts and remains home through perseverance, co-operation, and mutual trust.
Organized by the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay and the Haida Repatriation Committee, the exhibit is on display from July 16-October 11, 2020.
You can visit from Wednesday through Sundays from 11am – 5pm, at $13 per person. For other exhibits to visit around Metro Vancouver, head to the Burnaby Village Museum, which is reopening Wednesday.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Haida Gwaii Museum
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Bill Reid Gallery: Yahguudangang 2020
Location: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art - 639 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
Time: July 16, 2020 - October 11, 2020Dates: On Weds from July 16th 2020 to October 11th 2020